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Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and other IGN editors each week to break down the latest in PlayStation releases, news, and more.

Episode Date
Why P.T. Still Scares Us 5 Years Later - Beyond Episode 602

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Max Scoville to reminisce about P.T.: The Playable Teaser, look ahead to Gamescom, and discuss all the other various news in the world of PlayStation this week.

Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or Trophy Test idea? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

Aug 14, 2019
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Outer Worlds Impressions - Beyond Episode 601

Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined this week by Casey DeFritas, Tom Marks, and Jon Ryan to discuss Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and The Outer Worlds impressions, plus much more on this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond.

Aug 07, 2019
PS4's Huge Sales Milestone and PlayStation Memories - Beyond Episode 600

Beyond! On this week's 600th(!) episode, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss Concrete Genie, PS4 sales, and much more.

A huge thank you to our guest contributors (in order of appearance) Jeremy Dunham, Jared Petty, Barrett Courtney, and Greg Miller for sending along their Episode 600 well wishes. And to all the listeners at home — thank you all so much for tuning in. Beyond!

Aug 02, 2019
Breaking Down New Death Stranding Details - Beyond Episode 599

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, Tom Marks, and Ronny Barrier discuss new Death Stranding details, Spider-Man PS4's sales success, and much more.

Jul 24, 2019
Listener Mailbag Beyond Special - A Beyond Interlude

BEYOND! With much of the staff out of office for Comic-Con and not too many major releases out, host Jonathon Dornbush and Lucy O'Brien sit down for a Beyond interlude, answering viewer and listener mail, talking about some great Memory Card stories, and much more.

Jul 17, 2019
Our Favorite Games of 2019 So Far - Beyond 598

Jonathon Dornbush, Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and a briefly appearing Lucy O'Brien discuss our favorite games of the year so far, break down some of the latest news, and discuss some amazing Memory Card stories (and your questions!).

Jul 11, 2019
Why Sony's PS5 Strategy Makes Sense - Beyond Episode 597

Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Max Scoville for IGN's weekly PlayStation show to discuss the latest reports on Sony's PS5 plans, PlayStation Plus, and much more.

Jul 03, 2019
Will Next-Gen Erase Load Times? - Beyond Episode 596

BEYOND! This week, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano (Lucy and Max...and much of the office were unfortunately busy or out) for a discussion about Ape Escape's anniversary, a new patent that could make load times a thing of the past, answer your questions, and more!

Jun 26, 2019
Beyond Bonus Episode - E3 Extravaganza

BEYOND! and hello everyone. Welcome to a very special episode of Beyond, recorded on June 13, the final night of E3 2019. Jonathon Dornbush, Tom Marks, Lucy O'Brien, Jon Ryan, Janet Garcia, Miranda Sanchez, and Casey DeFreitas discuss their favorite games from E3 in a very special, very long episode.

Jun 21, 2019
Sony Skipped E3: Did It Hurt PlayStation or Not? - Beyond Episode 595

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Tom Marks to discuss the biggest games of E3, whether Sony's absence actually had an impact, and much more!

Jun 19, 2019
Our E3 Predictions (And Hopes for a PlayStation Surprise) - Beyond Episode 594

IGN's weekly PlayStation show breaks down all the leaks and announcements ahead of E3, and gives our predictions for the show, even if Sony isn't attending this year. (But we still have hopes for a last-minute PlayStation surprise.)

This week's lineup includes host Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, Ronny Barrier, and IGN UK's Simon Cardy!

Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or Trophy Test suggestion? Email beyond@ign.com.

Jun 05, 2019
Death Stranding Reactions + Two Great PSVR Games - Beyond Episode 593


On this week's episode, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks to discuss Trover Saves the Universe, Blood & Truth, and a lot more.

Plus, Max and Jonathon interrupt the episode to give their reactions to the new Death Stranding trailer and its release date. (You will hear some speculation before we saw the trailer, followed by our post-reaction!)

Have questions, comments, Memory Card stories, or Trophy Test suggestions? Send them to beyond@ign.com

May 30, 2019
How Sony's PS5 Plan Still Supports the PS4 - Beyond Episode 592

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Max Scoville to discuss all of the latest PS5 and PS4 news, PlayStation's voyage into TV and film production, and much more!

Have a question, comment, or Memory Card story? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

May 22, 2019
How PlayStation Can Have an E3 Presence Without Being There - Beyond Episode 591

Jonathon Dornbush, Max Scoville, and Brian Altano discuss how Sony can stay in the E3 conversation without attending, plus much more!

May 15, 2019
Did the Second PlayStation State of Play Deliver? - Beyond Bonus Episode

In a bonus Beyond! this week, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss the second State of Play showcase - FF7 remake! MediEvil! Monster Hunter World! - and whether it improved upon the first. 

Have a question for the show or a Memory Card story to share? Email us at beyond@ign.com!

May 10, 2019
The Joys of Dreams Early Access - Beyond Episode 590

On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Ronny Barrier, Brian Altano, and Max Scoville to discuss EA Access, Borderlands 3, Days Gone, and more. Plus, the devs behind Dreams join us to discuss some of Early Access' most exciting creations.


  • 00:00 - Intro + Welcoming Ronny!
  • 1:59 - Newscrunch intro
  • 2:40 - EA Access coming to PS4
  • 19:55 - PlayStation Plus May free games
  • 24:50 - Days Gone patch updates
  • 41:20 - Dreams dev interview
  • 1:10:45 - Borderlands 3 gameplay discussion
  • 1:15:27 - Ghost Recon speculation + Max talks about Avatar
  • 1:25:46 - John Wick Hex announced!
  • 1:28:25 - State of Play
  • 1:34:33 - Memory Card
  • 1:40:44 - What we’re playing and wrap-up

As always, write in to beyond@ign.com with any questions, comments, or Memory Card ideas.

May 08, 2019
Our Days Gone Spoiler-Free Impressions - Beyond Episode 589

Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Jon Ryan, and Janet Garcia to discuss their Days Gone impressions and more!


00:00 - Show Intro
2:30 - News Crunch
12:50 - Days Gone review discussion and spoiler-free impressions
47:30 - Days Gone impressions from Beyond Facebook group
57:18 - Memory Card
1:08:10 - Wrap-up

Have a question, Memory Card story, or comment? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

May 01, 2019
Guessing the PS5's Price - Beyond Episode 588

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and (temporarily by) Seth Macy to discuss more PS5 news, Kingdom Hearts 3's Critical Mode update, March NPD results, and more.

Jonathon is also joined mid-episode by Camouflaj's Ryan Payton to discuss the making of Marvel's Iron Man VR.



  • 2:20 - News Crunch
  • 47:50 - Marvel's Iron Man VR Interview with Ryan Payton
  • 1:08:15 - NPD March Results!
  • 1:14:51 - Memory Card
  • 1:18:20 - What We're Playing/Outro
Apr 24, 2019
Breaking Down Those PS5 Confirmed Details - Beyond Episode 587

Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, and Tom Marks discuss all the new, official details we've learned about the PS5, potential Horizon Zero Dawn sequel news, a God of War card game, and more.

Apr 17, 2019
How Days Gone Aims for Fun Above All - Beyond Episode 586

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Jon Ryan to discuss Jon's trip to Bend Studio to learn more about Days Gone.

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 00:06 - Intro/Jonathon wants to talk about Grease (Max says a curse)
  • 01:30 - Video announcement!
  • 05:12 - News Crunch (PS5 controller rumor, Jedi Fallen Order speculation, Judgment’s removed actor)
  • 38:16 - JR’s visit to Bend Studio to discuss Days Gone
  • 58:40 - Tom Marks discusses his first BioShock experience
  • 1:11:24 - Memory Card
  • 1:25:10 - Housekeeping/What We’re Playing
Apr 10, 2019
Iron Man VR, Blood & Truth, and More PSVR Impressions - Beyond Episode 585

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville discuss all the biggest PlayStation news of the last week, offer impressions on some awesome-looking PSVR games to come, share a fun Tony Hawk's Pro Skater memory, and more!

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 1:45 - News Crunch (Borderlands 3, Driveclub, PS Plus and more!)
  • 34:40 - PSVR Impressions
  • 57:12 - Memory Card
  • 1:07:07 - Trophy Test
  • 1:11:30 - What We’re Playing

As always, if you have questions or memories you'd like to share, write in at beyond@ign.com!

Apr 03, 2019
Did the First PlayStation State of Play Meet Our Expectations? - Beyond Episode 584

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Zach Ryan discuss the first State of Play presentation, our Sekiro impressions, and more!



  • 1:10 - State of Play Discussion
  • 22:22:30 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice impressions
  • 48:30 - Zach and Brian leave to rank Switch games
  • 50:01 - Memory Card stories from Tyler and Max!
  • 1:00:41 - Housekeeping

Have questions or Memory Card stories for the show? Write in at beyond@ign.com!

Mar 27, 2019
Could Google Stadia Affect PS5? + Falcon Age Interview! - Beyond Episode 583

On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation podcast, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Eka from Outerloop Games to discuss Falcon Age on PS4/PSVR. Plus, Jonathon, Brian, and Max discuss No Man's Sky, Days Gone, Google's Stadia announcement, and more!



  • 00:00 - intro
  • 02:38 - News Crunch/No Man's Sky Beyond
  • 18:26 - Days Gone's Photo Mode
  • 23:31 - Apex Legends and MK11 news
  • 24:45 - Google's Stadia announcement
  • 40:39 - Interview with Falcon Age's Eka
  • 1:01:32 - Memory Card
  • 1:07:37 - Brapid Fire
Mar 20, 2019
Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Why We Like Difficult Games - Beyond Episode 582

On this week's episode, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville discuss Days Gone going gold, Remote Play on iOS, and more. Plus, the cast dives into our recent re-exploration of Bloodborne and why we love difficult games, and whether a difficult game is automatically a good one.

Mar 13, 2019
Our Days Gone Hands-On Impressions - Beyond Episode 581
Mar 07, 2019
How Can Anthem Survive Post-Launch? - Beyond Episode 580

Anthem is now in the wild, but does it have a strong enough foundation to survive while receiving the updates it needs? IGN's PlayStation Show discusses this, Massive's Avatar Project,Dreams announcement, and say goodbye to Andrew Goldfarb.

Feb 28, 2019
Is Far Cry New Dawn Weird Enough? - Beyond 579

Is Far Cry too weird, or not weird enough? IGN's PlayStation Show discusses this, as well as Anthem's place in gaming, Andrew's Kingdom Hearts 3 thoughts, and a special Persona 5 trophy test!

Feb 21, 2019
How Can Sony Control the Conversation Without E3? - Beyond 578

IGN's PlayStation show discusses Shawn Layden's comments regarding E3, as well as Apex Legends, and whether or not too many games are coming out this week. Beyond!

Feb 14, 2019
Breaking Down Those PS5 Rumors - Beyond Episode 577

IGN's Playstation show breaks down the big PS5 rumors of the week, including first-party studios allegedly focusing on next-gen, and rumblings about rumored backward compatibility. Plus, PlayStation Plus, Apex Legends, and more!

Feb 07, 2019
Was Kingdom Hearts 3 Worth the Wait? - Beyond Episode 576

IGN’s weekly PlayStation show offers their spoiler-free Kingdom Hearts 3 impressions and discuss whether the long wait was worth it for this RPG sequel! Plus, Quantic Dream, Resident Evil 2, and more topics!

Jan 31, 2019
Resident Evil 2 Scared Us, and We Loved It - Beyond Episode 575

Host of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Beyond!, Jonathon Dornbush, is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Brian Altano to discuss Resident Evil 2 impressions. Then, Andrew Goldfarb joins the show to talk Dreams closed beta creations, Brian's visit to PAX South for Days Gone, and take a Sly Cooper Trophy Test!

Jan 25, 2019
Will PS4's Biggest Exclusives Come Out in 2019? - Beyond Episode 574

IGN's weekly PlayStation show breaks down when we think we'll see The last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Death Stranding, plus the confirmed 2019 games we're excited to see.


Then, Jonathon gives an exclusive Kingdom Hearts 3 preview, drinks a Mountain Dew, and hosts a Resident Evil Trophy Test.

Jan 18, 2019
Sony Shouldn't Rush to Release the PS5 Soon - Beyond Episode 573

IGN's weekly PlayStation show discusses when we'll see the PS5, and if we even feel like we need it yet, as well as preview Resident Evil 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, and take a new Trophy Test!

Jan 10, 2019
Looking Back at God of War (Almost) a Year Later with Cory Barlog - Beyond 572

The Beyond crew is joined by God of War's director, Cory Barlog, to reflect back on the year and artistic process of making games.

Dec 27, 2018
PlayStation's 2018 Year in Review - Beyond 571

The Beyond crew got together this week to look back at how PlayStation did in 2018, share what characters they want in Mortal Kombat 11, and to talk about the recent Kingdom Hearts trailer!

Dec 21, 2018
Unexpected 2019 Games We Can't Wait to Play - Beyond 570

In light of The Game Awards and Kinda Funny Showcase announcements, the Beyond crew breaks down what 2019 game they just learned about and are excited to play.

Dec 13, 2018
What Is 2018's Best PS4 Exclusive Game? - Beyond 569

The Beyond crew gets together this week to talk about the best PS4 exclusive games this year, make some quick Game Awards predictions, and take a look at what's coming to the PS4 early next year.

Dec 06, 2018
Red Dead Online is Off To a Promising Start - Beyond 568

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Beyond!, Max Scoville is filling in for the usual host Jonathon Dornbush, and he's joined by Brian Altano, Tina Amini, and Andrew Goldfarb.

The big topics this week are the beta for Red Dead Online, which is off to a considerably smoother start than Grand Theft Auto V had, half a decade ago. There are some rumors of a new Alien game being announced at The Game Awards, and Andrew is very excited about those new Persona dancing games.

We're having a LIVE Beyond! event on December 10th in San Francisco, grab a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ign-beyond-presented-by-playstation-vr-tickets-52643082878

This episode of Beyond! is sponsored by Borderlands VR, PlayStation VR, and ForHims.

Nov 29, 2018
Games We're Thankful For - A Beyond Thanksgiving Special

Jonathon Dornbush gets into the spirit of Thanksgiving and brings several members of IGN onto the show to share what they're thankful for this year.

Nov 21, 2018
Bonus: IGN's Red Dead 2 Spoilercast

Tina Amini is joined by Destin Legarie, Jon Ryan, and Casey DeFreitas to talk about all of the Red Dead 2 spoilers that need to be talked about!

Nov 19, 2018
Is the Next-Gen Exclusive Race Already Heating Up? - Beyond 567

The Beyond crew gets together to talk about the possible exclusives for next-gen, the upcoming Spidey DLC, and why Tetris Effect is so dang cool.

Nov 15, 2018
Is Red Dead 2's Story Lost in Its Open World? - Beyond 566

The Beyond crew gets together this week to talk about MORE Red Dead, their hype on Tetris Effect, and the possibility of Bloodborne 2!

Nov 08, 2018
Does Red Dead 2 Try To Be Too Realistic? - Beyond Episode 565

The Beyond crew share their impressions of Red Dead Redemption 2, the PlayStation Classic lineup, and Max's trip to Japan!

Nov 01, 2018
PS4's 'Next Wave' of Exclusive Games Has Us Excited - Beyond 564

Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Beyond! alum, Greg Miller, to talk about upcoming PS4 games, the new Spider-Man DLC, and if GTA V will actually like Red Dead 2.

Oct 25, 2018
Breaking Down That Controversial Red Dead 2 Quote - Beyond Episode 563

IGN's weekly PlayStation show, hosted by Jonathon Dornbush, breaks down the controversy surrounding a quote about Red Dead Redemption 2's development. Then, the crew discusses Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Spider-Man DLC, and more!

Oct 18, 2018
Our Dream PS5 Launch Games - Beyond 562

This week the Beyond crew talks about what launch games they want for PS5, Borderlands 2 in VR, and some of the best side quests ever!

Oct 11, 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the Black Flag Spiritual Successor We Wanted - Beyond 561

The Beyond crew assembles this week to talk about their thoughts on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the alleged leaked Harry Potter game, and possibly PSVR's best game this fall!

Oct 04, 2018
Your PlayStation Classic Questions Answered! - Beyond Episode 560

On this week's episode of Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Max Scoville answer some lingering questions about the PlayStation Classic, and dive into Telltale Games' mass layoffs, Death Stranding's TGS trailer, and, of course, a little Kingdom Hearts 3.

Sep 27, 2018
Is Spider-Man's Developer Already Teasing a New Game? - Beyond Ep. 559

The Beyond crew assembles this week to discuss life after Spider-Man, the mysterious PS4 6.00 update, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider!

Sep 20, 2018
Spider-Man PS4 SPOILERCAST with Bryan Intihar - A Beyond Special

The Beyond crew is joined by Spider-Man's creative director, Bryan Intihar, as they talk about their favorite things about the game in this special spoilercast!

Sep 13, 2018
Our Spoiler-Free Spider-Man PS4 Review Discussion - IGN Beyond Episode 558


On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush, as well as panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Mark Medina, give you their spoiler-free impressions of Marvel's Spider-Man. The cast also breaks down this month's PS Plus free games list, talks about other new releases, and answers a few of your spoiler-free Spider-Man questions. 

Sep 06, 2018
Addressing Our Cyberpunk 2077 Concerns - IGN Beyond Ep. 557

This week on IGN's PlayStation show Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush and panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Tom Marks discuss what we loved, and have some reservations about, in the new Cyberpunk demo, discuss the latest on Shovel Knight, and take a look ahead at the busy fall season.

Aug 30, 2018
Beyond Episode 556: Why We Love the PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush and panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Tom Marks show off the latest special PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition, and talk Cyberpunk 2077, Firewall: Zero Hour, Guacamelee! 2, and much more!

Aug 23, 2018
IGN Beyond Episode 555: Don't Expect We Happy Few to Be Like BioShock

This week on IGN's PlayStation show Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined at first by Brian AltanoMax Scoville,Cassidee Moser, and Brendan Graeber to discuss Brendan's We Happy Few review, Cassidee's review of the first episode in the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Spider-Man's launch trailer, and much more.

Aug 16, 2018
IGN Beyond Episode 554: Why Guacamelee 2 Has Us Hungry for More


This week on IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian AltanoBarrett Courtney, and Casey DeFritas to discuss their impressions of the first couple of hours of Guacamelee 2 and how it may be shaping up to surpass the original. Plus, they discuss Madden NFL 19, Flipping Death, lingering Spider-Man PS4 questions, this month's PS Plus games, and are later joined by IGN's John Borba to discuss the Horizon and Resident Evil 2 board games.

Aug 09, 2018
IGN Beyond Episode 553: Is God of War's Final Easter Egg Satisfying?


Host Jonathon Dornbush and a panel including Casey DeFritas, Tom Marks, and Mark Medina (Too Many Marks!), discuss the discovery of God of War's final Easter egg, Spider-Man for PS4 going gold, Overcooked 2 impressions, and more!

Aug 02, 2018
IGN Beyond Episode 552: Features PS4's 6.00 Update Should Have


With talk of a closed beta for the PlayStation 4's upcoming 6.00 firmware update, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian AltanoTina Amini, and Max Scoville to discuss what features and updates they'd love to see made to the PS4, plus Spider-Man news, No Man's Sky's NEXT update, and more!

Jul 26, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 551 - Features We Want In Red Dead Online

The Beyond crew is joined by Jared Petty to talk about Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film, more secrets in God of War, and all of the new features we want in Red Dead Online!


  • Intros - 00:00
  • Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film - 2:02
  • PS4 Controller Mod - 7:12
  • God of War Fans Are Still Finding Secrets! - 15:36
  • The Last of Us Part II Vinyl - 22:00
  • Top Downloads of June - 23:37
  • Features We Want in Red Dead Online - 28:16
  • Things To Watch/Read Before Red Dead 2 - 44:28
  • Viewer Questions! - 52:45
  • The End - 1:00:56

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jul 19, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 550: Our Favorite PlayStation Game From Every Generation

Join Jonathon Dornbush, Barrett Courtney, Tom Marks, and Tina Amini as they go down memory lane, picking a personal favorite game from each PlayStation hardware generation.

Plus, since nobody in the IGN comments is sick of hearing about it: Fortnite!

Jul 12, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 549: Our Precious PlayStation Memories - LIVE

This episode of Beyond was recorded in front of a live audience! If you couldn't be in that audience, please join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, Zach Ryan, Barrett Courtney, Casey DeFreitas, and Miranda Sanchez as they share their favorite memories that have involved a PlayStation in some way.


  • Growing Up With Crash Bandicoot - 2:30
  • Not Being Allowed To Play Final Fantasy VIII - 12:00
  • We Miss Demo Discs Very Much - 23:00
  • Skipping School To Play Metal Gear Solid - 32:54
  • Staying Up All Night Playing Licensed PS2 Games - 39:46
  • Getting Good Grades To Justify Late Night Monster Hunter - 53:30
  • Buying A PS2 Solely For Kingdom Hearts - 1:06:24
  • Goodbyes and Friendship - 1:20:53
  • The End - 1:22:10

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jul 03, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 548: Our Death Stranding Conspiracy Theories

Join Max, Alanah, Zach, and Jonathon as they discuss this week's slow trickle of PlayStation news, unpack our nuttiest Death Stranding theories, talk about how faithfully the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy recreates the classic games, and fret over how far off the Final Fantasy VII remake probably is.

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here! Make it quick, though -- here are only ten (10) tickets left as of writing this!


  • Intros - 00:00
  • The Sony Cross-Play Drama - 1:07
  • No, Seriously....What Is Death Stranding About? - 17:52
  • Jonathon Dornbush Paid Us To Be On To Talk About Spyro - 36:24
  • The Games That Are Out This Week - 42:39
  • Some Announcements! - 48:48
  • The End - 52:10

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jun 26, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 547: Our Favorite Games From E3 2018

Max, Alanah, Andrew, and Zach are all back from E3, and in spite of being a little goofy, we're also really excited about the games we saw there. Including (but not limited to) Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost of Tsushima, Control, The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, and Kingdom Hearts 3. Obviously, there are a ton we didn't even get to touch on, but luckily, we have a weekly PlayStation show (this one) -- Also, what we're playing: Vampyr, Persona Dancing All Over The Dang Place, Assassin's Creed Origins, and The Witcher 3.

Oh! And PS4 finally got a greatest hits collection!

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here!

  • Intros - 00:00
  • PS4 Greatest Hits - 2:00
  • Cyberpunk 2077 - 4:06
  • Ghost of Tsushima - 22:56
  • Control - 32:07
  • The Last of Us Part II - 38:44
  • Marvel's Spider-Man - 48:35
  • Games We're Playing Now! - 1:00:24
  • The End - 1:13:36

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jun 20, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 546: Our PlayStation Predictions for E3 2018

Join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, and Tina Amini as they make their best guesses what Sony will show off during their E3 press conference. Beyond (!) that, Sony's trickling out pre-E3 announcements, Red Dead Redemption 2's collectors editions give some insight to how the game plays, and Capcom appears to have registered domain names for Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5!

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here!


  • Intros - 00:00
  • Sony's Countdown to E3 - 2:30
  • Red Dead Redemption's Special Editions - 7:16
  • Capcom Registers Some Domain Names - 13:19
  • Super Quick Fallout 76 Impressions - 14:54
  • Playstation Plus Games for June 2018 - 49:14
  • The End - 51:48

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jun 05, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 545: We Loved The Characters in Detroit: Become Human

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian AltanoBarrett Courtney, and Mark Medina  as they chat about Bethesda's mysterious Fallout-themed tease -- which has since been revealed as Fallout 76 -- Dark Souls RemasteredMega Man 11, and Detroit: Become Human, which sounds like Quantic Dream's best "playable movie" yet.


  • Intros - 00:00
  • Bethesda Teasing....Something? - 00:52
  • Mega Man 11 - 3:57
  • Lego DC Super Villains - 8:07
  • Dark Souls Remastered - 14:23
  • Did We Like Detroit: Become Human? - 26:01
  • Games Out This Week! - 49:11
  • The End - 56:24

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

May 30, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 544: We FINALLY Played Kingdom Hearts 3

The Beyond crew (Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Casey DeFrietas) assembles this week to discuss Black Ops 4, the Vita's inevitable end, and Kingdom Hearts 3 impressions!

May 22, 2018
Will Days Gone Beat Zombie Fatigue? - Beyond 543

This week, the Beyond crew gets together to talk about all of the E3 leaks, Rage 2, and if the new Days Gone footage has won them over.


May 15, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 542: Will Red Dead 2's Open World Reinvent Storytelling in Games?

Join Max, Alanah, Zach, and Cassidee as they discuss the vague but enticing details on Red Dead Redemption II's new frontier, how Jurassic World Evolution looks like a great use of a movie license, and the accidental comedy of Beyond: Two Souls, which is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this month.

May 08, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 541: We Played Shadow of The Tomb Raider... and It Got Dark

This week, Max, Brian, and Alanah chat about Shadow of the Tomb Raider (read Alanah's preview right here,) what they expect in the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, the odds of Cyberpunk 2077 being a 2018 game, and our favorite in-game wastes of time.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

May 01, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 540: Detroit: Become Human Could Be Quantic Dream's Best Game Yet

This week, Marty, Jonathon, Alanah, and Brian get together to chat about Alanah's hands-on time with Detroit: Become Human, the rumors of a new BioShock game in development, and just what the hell Valve is up to.


Apr 24, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 539: It’s Too Soon For PlayStation 5 Talk, But Let’s Talk About It Anyway

This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Cassidee Moser, and Jonathon Dornbush as they discuss some EXTREMELY premature buzz about the PlayStation 5, an underwhelming Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, (spoiler-free) God of War FAQs, Shenmue 1 and 2 being remastered, and Yakuza 6: Song of Life, which is finally officially out this week and which Max really desperately wants to talk about with more people.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Apr 17, 2018
Beyond's Spoiler-Free God Of War Discussion

God of War is almost upon us. Join Max ScovilleBrian Altano, and Jonathon Dornbush as they have an impassioned but spoiler-free conversation about their time the latest adventure of PlayStation's angriest mascot.

Obviously, we didn't cover everything, so be sure to check out Jonathon's full God of War review... but it's pretty safe to say that we're all quite fond of the game.

Apr 12, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 538: Will Insomniac’s Spider-Man Be This Generation’s Arkham City?

Join Max, Brian and Jonathon to catch up on a week's worth of PlayStation news! A ton of new info about Insomniac's Spider-Man has popped up, Spyro The Dragon's first three games are getting "reignited," and a bunch of new PSVR games dropped this week. 

Hungry for more? Check back on April 12th at 12:01 AM Pacific Time for a special God of War bonus episode, totally spoiler free.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by ForHims.

Apr 10, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 537: Far Cry 5's Awesome Open World

This week, it's Max, Brian, and Zach discussing (without spoilers) where Far Cry 5 ranks for them compared to the previous games, as well as this month's PlayStation Plus lineup. Then, Caleb Lawson joins us to talk about Wipeout Omega Collection's PSVR update, and another unceremoniously launched Planet of the Apes game.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by ForHims. 

Apr 03, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode #536: Far Cry 5 Impressions and Your God of War Questions Answered

In this week's extra-long episode, Max, Brian, and Marty talk about their time with Far Cry 5 and A Way Out, and then kick to an amazing interview with Cory Barlog, the director of God of War. There, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew ask Cory all of your pressing questions about the upcoming game.


Mar 27, 2018
God of War's First 3 Hours Are Absolutely Incredible -- Beyond Special

Marty and Andrew got to play through the opening of God of War, and are joined by Lucy O'Brien to talk about their hands-on impressions. Spoilers: they loved it.

Mar 20, 2018
Beyond #535 -- What Big Game Will Get Remastered Next?

This week, the Beyond crew gets together this week to talk about Ni no Kuni 2, Valve shipping games again, and what game Bluepoint could be working on!

Mar 13, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode #534 -- What Does Detroit: Become Human's Release Date Mean For Sony's 2018?

The Beyond Crew is joined by IGN's new Editorial Manager of Games, Tina Amini, to talk about Detroit: Become Human's release date, Bethesda's E3 conference for 2018, and Battlefield V rumors!

Mar 07, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 533: How Indie Games Get On PlayStation

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Chloi Rad, and special guest Luis Hernandez, half of Necrophone Games, the two-man studio behind indie first-person cyberpunk comedy adventure game Jazz Punk. Luis gives some insight into the arduous process of making a game, getting it on consoles, and then... What next? Retirement? DLC? Next-gen ports?

Meanwhile, Chloi reviewed Metal Gear Survive, which on closer inspection, has some Silent Hill DNA. Max, Brian, and Luis all weigh in on Moss, the long-awaited PSVR game about the adventures of a little mouse. The mouse is a girl mouse, regardless what Brian thinks. Anyway, the mouse game is a wonderful use of virtual reality.

Feb 27, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 532: Is Metal Gear Survive Doomed To Fail?

Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and special guest/IGN alum Jared Petty as they discuss Metal Gear Survive's anticlimactic release, a look back at the PS4's 2013 reveal, and a bizarre journey into the seedy underbelly of Rec Room VR. Oh, and please go check out Jared's new show, Hop Blip and a Jump

Feb 21, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 531 - Why You Need to Play All Of Kingdom Hearts to Understand KH3

The Beyond crew (Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, Miranda Sanchez) talks about the new world in Kingdom Hearts, the charm of Ni No Kuni 2, and the best couples games to play on Valentine's Day! 

Feb 13, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 530: Yakuza 6 and Far Cry 5's DLC Lineup

This week, everyone's got Super Bowl's Disease, so join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Chloi Rad as they discuss Yakuza 6's upcoming demo, the settings of Far Cry 5's DLC, and what Red Dead Redemption 2's delay means for the rest of this fall's games.

Feb 06, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 529 - Shadow of the Colossus, Monster Hunter World, Dragon Ball FighterZ
Jan 30, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 528: Monster Hunter World Official PlayStation Amiibo and Sneakers

Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Casey DeFreitas for another heaping pile of PlayStation goodness for your ears and eyes. For starters, a bunch of iconic PlayStation characters are getting their own Amiibo-like Totaku figurines. Nike and Sony have joined forces to make a pair of PlayStation-themed sneakers, and there are some rumors about Kindgom Hearts 3 and some buzz about Resident Evil 2's remake. 

Casey's been hard at work on IGN's Monster Hunter World guide, and she shared some tips on how to get started on this behemoth of a game. We'll have more on that next week, hopefully after we all get some hands on time.

Jan 23, 2018
Dark Souls Returns, Danganronpa Love, and Quantic Dream’s Major Problem — Beyond 527

This week, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew talk about the return to Lordran, digging through their backlog, and trouble in France.


Jan 17, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 526: God of War, Metal Gear Survive and PSVR 2

Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Alanah Pearce as they discuss all the PlayStation news they could dig up, such as new details on God of War, a Metal Gear Survive single-player trailer, the promise of tons of new PSVR games this year. Plus, some fun discussion about the games we've been playing.

Jan 09, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 525: Our 2018 Resolutions For Gaming

Join Max, Marty, Alanah, and Zach as they reflect on how they want to approach video games differently in 2018, run down the next three months of confirmed PlayStation releases, and generally have a nice time together in spite of a pretty slow news week.

Jan 03, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 524: A Look Back At 2017

Happy Holidays everyone! We're winding down the year by taking a look back at the last year in games. Was it a good year for PlayStation owners? You're damn right it was.

Dec 23, 2017
Podcast Beyond 523 -- PSX 2017, Death Stranding Gameplay Details. and Dreams Insanity

This week, the crew chats about their time with Kojima, how impressive Dreams is shaping up to be, and Detroit’s controversial demo.

Dec 13, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 522: The Game Awards, Mega Man 11, and DOOM VFR

This week, join Max, Marty, Brian, and Jonathon as they discuss their expectations for this year's Game Awards, IGN's PSX plans, DOOM on PSVR, the brand new Mega Man game, and a buncha other stuff. Also, we take a look at PlayStation Anthology, a gorgeous book on the history of Sony's first console.

Dec 05, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 521: Working Through Our 2017 Backlog

Join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Jonathon Dornbush, and Miranda Sanchez as they discuss what they've been playing (CAUTION: one of these games... is not a PlayStation game) as well as a few of this week's quirky pieces of industry news, including a fan-made Wolfenstein game where you fight Hitler's mustache, and Epic Games suing a teenager for cheating at Fortnite.

Nov 28, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 520: Battlefront 2's Real Problems & Skyrim VR

Everyone's sick or away for Thanksgiving, so this week join Max and Brian as they run down Star Wars Battlefront 2's incredibly problematic launch, as well as trying to have an objective and measured discussion about what the game does wrong and what it does right. Meanwhile, Skyrim VR is Skyrim in VR, so if you like Skyrim, and you like VR, you'll probably enjoy it.

Nov 21, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 519: Battlefront 2's Campaign and Wolfenstein 2 DLC

Join Marty Sliva, Alanah Pearce, Andrew Goldfarb and Cassidee Moser as they discuss this week's great big pile of Playstation news, including Battlefront 2's reviews and reception, Wolfenstein's DLC, and lots more.

Nov 15, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 518: Horizon's First DLC and Call of Duty Fatigue

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and a special guest from IGN's UK office, Alysia Judge! Horizon: Zero Dawn's first expansion The Frozen Wilds is out, uh, in the wild. Meanwhile, Call of Duty WWII is out, so we talk about the historical accuracy of loot boxes, as well as a bunch of other games, including one about fish that shoot lasers.

Nov 07, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 517: The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and Paris Games Week

Join Max, Marty, Andrew, and Alanah as they unpack as much of the news from Sony's Paris Games Week press conferences as possible, including The Last of Us Part 2's new trailer, Suckerpunch's new project, Ghost of Tsushima, and Spider-Man. Plus, Max played Bethesda's new PSVR offerings, Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR.

Nov 01, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 516: Assassin's Creed Origins and Battlefront 2 Expectations

This week join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Alanah Pearce to discuss Assassin's Creed Origins, our worries about the future of Star Wars video games, the future of AAA single-player experiences, and our favorite spooky Halloween games of 2017.

Oct 24, 2017
Beyond 515 - A $46,000 PlayStation 4 Bundle

This week, the crew chats about laughing through South Park, cowering in fear during The Evil Within 2, more tales of Shadow of War, and a very, very expensive PS4 bundle.

Oct 17, 2017
Beyond 514 - Shadow of War and Battlefront 2 Impressions

This week, the crew goes hands-on with some of the biggest fall, and talks about the ongoing microtransaction debate.

Oct 10, 2017
Beyond 513 - We Need to Talk About PlayStation's Indies Problem

This week, the crew...wait...the crew is all out.

In this week's intimate fireside chat, Andrew and Marty talk about Danganronpa V3, Assassin's Creed Origins, the "new" PSVR, a shakeup in management, and Sony's indies problem.


Oct 05, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 512: What Makes Video Games So Addicting?

This week, the crew talks about the addictive nature of games, the PUBG vs Fortnite beef, and some sad layoffs.


Sep 26, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 511: Sony's TGS Conference, Left Alive, and Destiny 2

We sit down to run down the big announcements from Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference (read a full round-up here, with trailers and everything) and finally discuss Destiny 2, which has Zach and Marty fully hooked, but which Max and Brian missed the boat on, once again.

Sep 20, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 510: Battlefront 2 and Spec Ops: The Line's Writer, Walt Williams

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by Walt Williams, the writer of Spec-Ops: The Line, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Significant Zero, a "book" about what it's like to make video games. (A book is sort of like a video game, but much quieter, and made of old trees.)

MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't finished Spec-Ops: The Line, The Last of Us, or Mass Effect 3 you might want to skip this one. Or, just bite the bullet and hear a really great in-depth discussion about storytelling in games.

Sep 12, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 509: LA Noire on PS4 and Square-Enix's Avengers

This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, and Andrew Goldfarb catch up after PAX, analyze some Crystal Dynamics job listings for The Avengers Project, discuss what makes a good superhero game, and freak out about Rockstar bringing a remastered LA Noire to consoles in a couple months.

Sep 07, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 509: LA Noire on PS4 and Square-Enix's Avengers

This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, and Andrew Goldfarb catch up after PAX, analyze some Crystal Dynamics job listings for The Avengers Project, discuss what makes a good superhero game, and freak out about Rockstar bringing a remastered LA Noire to consoles in a couple months.

Sep 07, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 508: Gamescom, Yakuza, and Steve Gaynor

This week's episode is a little wonky, so bear with us. This week a frazzled Max and a very jet-lagged Brian and Alanah are joined by special guest Steve Gaynor from The Fullbright Company (Gone Home, Tacoma) -- we attempt to discuss everything that happened at Gamescom, including Star Wars Battlefront II, BioMutant, Fe and a bunch of games coming out this week including Yakuza Kiwami, Everybody's Golf, and the two (2) PSVR games about bears.

Aug 29, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 507: Uncharted's Lost Legacy, Biomutant, Yakuza Kiwami & Fear Effect

This week, join Max, Marty, and Jonathon as they FINALLY get to talk about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which is out today, and which Marty reviewed. Everyone else is at Gamescom, getting hot scoops on games like Star Wars Battlefront II, Jurassic World Evoluton, Fe, and Biomutant. In other news, the Playstation classic (?) Fear Effect is getting a big huge remake/remaster. Maybe you remember Fear Effect from its controversially horny ad campaign. Meanwhile, some cool cyberpunk games dropped last week, Observer and Tokyo 42, and next week Yakuza Kiwami is out so go check out our review.


Aug 22, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 506: Sonic Mania, Nidhogg 2, and Gnomageddon

Hey everybody! We're back once again (that is, Max, Marty, Brian and Dornbush). A ton of games are out this week, including Sonic Mania, Nidhogg II, Cities: Skylines, Tokyo 42, Agents of Mayhem, and plenty more. We also got wind of a cancelled PS4 game called Gnomageddon, and we almost manage to have a discussion about that.

Aug 15, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 505: Hellblade, Nier, Little Nightmares, and Mental Illness

This week, join Max, Marty, and Alanah to discuss the hottest new Playstation game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, which released today. In spite of minimal pre-release buzz, it's very cool and you should check it out (or at least check out Brandin's review.) Anyway, we also discuss some other, less new games, like What Remains of Edith Finch, Little Nightmares, Nier: Automata, and Spec Ops: The Line

Oh, and we're giving away a copy of the Final Fantasy XII collector's edition. To enter, head to our YouTube channel, subscribe, and comment on this week's episode (#505) with a Square RPG you want to see remastered next.

Aug 08, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 504: Pyre, Fortnight & Hellblade

This week, Max, Marty, Brian, and Dornbush break down the smattering of smaller releases this week, including the long-awaited Fortnite, Pyre, Sundered and the oddly under-hyped Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Meanwhile, Playstation VR continues to get supported with new games like Dino Frontier, but it's still hard to tell what the future of that high-tech hat has in store.

Aug 01, 2017
Beyond #503: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is So Much More Than DLC

This week, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew talk about how great Pyre is, why Nazi Zombies seems rad, and Uncharted's next chapter.

Also dogs. And butts. And dog butts.

They're very sorry.

Jul 25, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 502: Kingdom Hearts 3 and Marvel's VR Game

Hi gang! Join Max, Brian, Terri and Jonathon as they discuss the Kingdom Hearts 3 news out of D23, Marvel's VR game, Marvel Heroes United, and a bunch of other fun stuff. Apologies for the brief description and late episode, we're all very busy and sweaty covering San Diego Comic-Con. Please, check out what we've been up to there.

Jul 20, 2017
Beyond Episode 501: Crash Bandicoot's Future and Spider-Man in VR

This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Jonathon "Guy With a Crash Bandicoot Hat" Dornbush sit down to discuss... Well, Dornbush's Crash Bandicoot hat. And also his review of the N-Sane Trilogy, and the future of that orange jorts-wearing PlayStation mascot. In other news, there's a free Spider-Man Homecoming PSVR game, and you get what you pay for. Meanwhile, Marty finished Persona 5 and Sony's finally put PS4 games on PS Now.


Jul 11, 2017
Beyond Episode 499: Horizon DLC, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and Dragon Ball FighterZ

This week, the crew chats about the awesome Nex Machina, the insanely-ambitious Beyond Good & Evil 2 tech demo, and how stoked they are to hop back into Horizon's DLC. Also, they teach you how to make hamburgers.


Jun 27, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 498: Days Gone, Spider-Man, Metal Gear Survive, PSVR, and More

Well, E3 is finally over, but there's still a lot to unpack. Join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Andrew Goldfarb as they discuss all the leftover tidbits from the the biggest gaming event of the year.

Jun 20, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 497: How Was Playstation's 2017 E3?

If you missed the big live show from E3 last week, here it is preserved for posterity! Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Andrew Goldfarb and Daniel Krupa sat down to discuss as much from Sony's E3 presentation, like Spider-Man, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, God of War, Days Gone, and the Shadow of the Colossus remake. Don't worry, we'll have another regular episode later this week to discuss everything we didn't have time for during E3!

Jun 19, 2017
PlayStation E3 2017 Predictions — Beyond #496

This week, the crew drops their predictions about Bloodborne 2, Spider-Man’s release date, a PS4 price drop, and a Spyro collection.

Jun 06, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 495: Far Cry 5's Farm Crimes, Kojima's Secret Base and Everybody's Golf!

Greets! This week, everyone's running around in some state of pre-E3 panic, so excuse us if we seem scattered. Join Max, Andrew, and Alanah as they discuss Andrew's trip to Japan, which included Kojima's cool-as-heck studio and BitSummit, as well as Far Cry 5's controversial (what isn't, these days?) new setting, Everybody's Golf, and some new VR games. Worry not, next week's show will be chock full of E3 predictions.

May 31, 2017
Beyond Episode 494: Far Cry 5 In The USA & Red Dead Redemption 2's Delay

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian discuss a bunch another shotgun blast of pre-E3 rumblings, including the vague tease of Far Cry 5's new Montana setting (and what that means for the franchise) as well as the bittersweet announcement that Red Dead Redemption 2 is pushed until Spring 2018. In other news, Dick Wilde is a fun game where seagulls go to the bathroom in your eyes and Spider-Man is playing baby Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie.

May 23, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 493: Farpoint, PSVR Aim Controller, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 & Injustice 2

Join MaxMarty and Brian as they discuss a whole mess of new games that are out in the wild: Injustice 2, The Surge, Seasons After Fall, and Farpoint, which is the first game to make use of the Playstation VR Aim (that weird Super Scope light gun) -- plus, there are big announcements: Far Cry 5, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and a Witcher Netflix show! Wowsers!

May 17, 2017
Podcast Beyond 492: Knack 2, Prey's Reboot, and Nintendo PlayStation

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb and Alanah Pearce as they discuss Knack 2, the first few hours of Prey, the massive library of Resident Evil games that's quietly been ported to PS4, and try to imagine a video game industry where the Nintendo PlayStation had made its way to market.

May 09, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 491: Darksiders III Has Officially Risen From THQ's Ashes

This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Alanah Pearce, and Zach Ryan as they discuss the announcement of Darksiders III, Hideo Kojima's latest cryptic update on Death Stranding, the very cool new PSVR game GNOG, and answer a bunch of listener questions from you goofballs over in our Facebook group.

May 02, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 490: Call of Duty Goes Back to WWII, MvC Infinite, and Star Trek in VR

Join Max "Mole Mitts" Scoville, Marty "Hookshot" Sliva, Brian "Boomerang" Altano, and Alanah "Pegasus Boots" Pearce as they break down a nice busy week of video game news, including Call of Duty: WWII's reveal, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's story trailer, Marty's review of What Remains of Edith Finch, and our thoughts on the direction of VR, including Ubisoft's upcoming Star Trek: Bridge Crew, which Max and Brian played, with hilarious results.

Apr 26, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 489: Our Hopes and Fears for Battlefront 2

Join Max "Yarael Poof" Scoville, Marty "Oppo Rancisis" Sliva, Brian "Even Piell" Altano, and Andrew "Yaddle" Goldfarb as they discuss all the crazy new bells and whistles that EA's attaching to Star Wars Battlefront 2, from it's all-new campaign to prequel era multiplayer maps. Beyond (!) that, The Disney Afternoon Collection is out, Marty's falling in love with Persona 5, and Brian played Starblood Arena, a brand new Playstation VR game that Sony's not promoting at all.

Apr 19, 2017
Beyond 488: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Prey Rules, and Battlefront 2 Leaks

This week, the crew chats about Uncharted’s next chapter, Prey’s amazing opening, and Battlefront 2 hopes.

Apr 13, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 487: Is Insomniac's Spider-Man a 2017 Release?

This week, join Max "Yakko" Scoville, Marty "Wakko" Sliva, and Brian "Dot" Altano as they discuss the possibility of Insomniac's Spider-Man game coming out this year, Yooka-Laylee's mixed reception, Nier: Automata's success, and Atlus cracking down on anyone streaming Persona 5.

Apr 05, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 486: Persona 5 Raises The Bar for JRPGs

This week, join Max "Genki Dama" Scoville, Marty "Kienzan" Sliva, Zach "Galick Gun" Ryan, and Andrew "Dodonpa" Goldfarb as we discuss the latest big huge gigantic video game that we'll never find time to finish, Persona 5! Andrew reviewed it, and uh, he also somehow managed to Platinum it in two languages, so he's able to field our questions. (Don't worry, we steer clear of story spoilers.) In a nutshell, it's awesome.

In other news, Destiny 2 is officially announced, and Call of Duty this year might just be called "WWII" which Marty has an awful nickname for.

Mar 29, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 485: Where Does Dark Souls Go Next?

This week, join Max "Tallgeese" Scoville, Brian "Heavyarms" Altano, Marty "Shenlong" Sliva, and Miranda "Deathscythe Hell" Sanchez as they discuss Mass Effect Andromeda's mixed reception and sex scenes, Dark Souls III's final DLC, The Ringed City, and the odds of Sony talking about the Vita at E3.

Mar 22, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 484: Mass Effect Andromeda's Multiplayer is Horde Mode With Jet Packs

Hey gang! This week, join Max "Mayonnaise" Scoville, Marty "Hollandaise" Sliva, Brian "Oaklandaise" Altano, and Alanah "Happydaise" Pearce as they go over weirdo indie games from PAX East, Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer, what makes games age well, PS4 games streaming to PC via PS Now, various cream sauces, and a whole bunch of other stuff that mostly has to do with video games. Mostly.

Mar 15, 2017
Beyond #483: Persona 5, Mass Effect Andromeda, and Uncharted DLC

This week, the crew chats about Andrew's Platinum in Persona 5, Alanah's time with Andromeda, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy details.

Mar 10, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 482: Middle-Earth 2: More Mordor

This week, everyone's running around doing crazy GDC nonsense, so Max and Brian are joined by Dan Stapleton and Daemon Hatfield to discuss Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn (again), Battlefield 1's DLC.

Mar 01, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 481: Horizon Zero Dawn is a very good game

This week, join Max "Tallneck" Scoville, Marty "Broadhead" Sliva, Brian "ThunderJaw" Altano, and Zach "Stormbird" Ryan as they discuss Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is shaping up to be one of, if not the biggest PS4 exclusive of the year, and there's no disagreement here that it is a very good video game.

Feb 22, 2017
Beyond Episode #480: Call of Duty 2017, Destiny 2, and Sex in Games

This week, Marty "Dorothy" Sliva, Alanah "Blanche" Pearce, Andrew "Rose" Goldfarb, and Zach "Sophia" Ryan gather round and gab about finishing Resident Evil VII, getting our asses handed to us in Nioh, Call of Duty "going back to its roots," Destiny 2, and KISSIN' IN THE VIDEO GAMES.


Feb 15, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 479: How Nioh Takes Inspiration From The Souls Series

This week, Max "Viva Piñata!" Scoville and Brian "Kinect Sports" Altano are joined by IGN UK editors Daniel "Kameo" Krupa and Gav "Grabbed By The Ghoulies" Murphy to chat about Nioh, Team Ninja's samurai Souls-like (which is being received very well), the complete absurdity of Yakuza Zero, and games like Psychonauts 2 and Yooka-Laylee bringing back 3D platforming.

Feb 08, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 478: Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy Turns 30 and Ni No Kuni 2
Feb 01, 2017
Beyond Episode 477: Resident Evil VII, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, and Our Kojima Visit

This week, Max “Goofs” Scoville, Brian “Guffaws” Altano, Marty “Japes” Sliva, and Jonathon “Monkeyshines” Dornbush get together to talk about Resident Evil 7 being rad, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 taking us to KH3’s doorstep, and Marty’s Tokyo visit to Kojima’s new studio.


Jan 26, 2017
Beyond Episode 476: Horizon: Zero Dawn vs Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This week, Max "Rocky" Scoville, Andrew "Colt" Goldfarb, Marty "Tum Tum" Sliva, and Brian "There Were Only 3 Ninjas" Altano get together to chat about Guerrilla Cambridge's closure, Mass Effect bangin', and Horizon coming out three days before Zelda.


Jan 18, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 475: Resident Evil 7's Scares & FF7 Remake's Release Date

This week, Max "Nerds Rope" Scoville, Brian "Big League Chew" Altano, Alanah "Skittles" Pearce, are joined by special guest Nick "Hershey's Kiss" Robinson from Polygon. You might be familiar with his podcast CoolGames Inc., or the incredible video series Car Boys, but if you're not, fix that immediately. Anyway, Nick and Alanah both played around with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which sounds scary. Gravity Rush 2 reviews are out in the wild, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts III might be a longer wait than we realized, and a bunch of other stuff about VR and video games and whatnot. It's a podcast, listen to it.

Jan 11, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 474: Rime's Re-Reveal and Getting a PSVR For Christmas

This week, Max "Dry January" Scoville, Brian "No Sugar" Altano, Marty "Finish That Screenplay" Sliva and special guest Destin "Play More Destiny" Legarie discuss Rime's re-reveal, Max's impressions upon getting his own PSVR, and their personal top 5 games of the year.

Jan 04, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 473: The 2016 Beyond Holiday Special

It's that time of year again: the time of year when we're tired of talking about news and also, there is no news, so let's look back on 2016, ahead to 2017, and of course... Discuss the movie Heavyweights. 

Dec 21, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 472: Family-Friendly Games That Don't Totally Suck

This week, join Max "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Scoville, Marty "Buzz's Girlfriend, Woof!" Sliva, Brian "Yippee Ki Yay" Altano and, on his last episode for the foreseeable future, Jared "To Me, You Are Perfect" Petty as they discuss a pathetic smattering of gaming news in these pre-holiday doldrums, what they have on their 2016 backlogs, and most importantly: what are the best Playstation games to play in the presence of younger or older relatives, who might not be okay with F-bombs and no-scope headshots?

Dec 14, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 471: Our Death Stranding and Last of Us Part 2 Theories

The boys are back in town... From PSX! Well, Marty "Marvelous Medicine" Sliva, Brian "Enormous Crocodile" Altano, and Andrew "Golden Ticket" Goldfarb got to check out a bunch of new games down in Anaheim, while Max "Big Friendly Giant" Scoville stayed home and watched the Death Stranding trailer on repeat. Marty reviewed The Last Guardian, and we're all very excited to know that Naughty Dog is still making new games, like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part II.

Dec 07, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 470: Ten Years Later, Final Fantasy XV Has Arrived

This week, Max "Farfetch'd" Scoville, Marty "Weezing" Sliva, Alanah "Snorlax" Pearce and Brian "Grimer" Altano gather round the ol' Coleman camp stove to reflect upon the long awaited release of Final Fantasy XV, which was announced over a decade ago. What were you doing in 2006? Meanwhile, Watch Dogs 2 might be GOTY material for some of us, and hey, why is it so hard to nail down a GOTY this year anyway? The Game Awards nominees have us very anxious.

Finally, come say hello at PSX this weekend if you see us. It's okay, we're awkward too. Details on Facebook here.

Nov 30, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 469: Uncharted 4's Survival Mode and Sleeping Dogs 2

This week, Max "Slam Dunk" ScovilleMarty "Hattrick" SlivaBrian "Over The Line" Altano, and Jared "Slapshot" Petty gather round to discuss Uncharted 4's upcoming survival mode, the ill-fated Sleeping Dogs 2, how Watch Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2 had a poorer reception than their predecessors, and LEGO City Undercover coming to current gen systems. Whew. Buncha stuff.

Want to win a signed copy of Uncharted 4? Head to the Beyond YouTube channel and comment on the full video of this week's episode with your favorite Uncharted moment. While you're watching videos, check out episode 1 of Welcome To Skyrim, the let's play series Max and Marty just launched!


Nov 23, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 469: Uncharted 4's Survival Mode & Sleeping Dogs 2

This week, Max "Slam Dunk" Scoville, Marty "Hattrick" Sliva, Brian "Over The Line" Altano, and Jared "Slapshot" Petty gather round to discuss Uncharted 4's upcoming survival mode, the ill-fated Sleeping Dogs 2, how Watch Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2 had a poorer reception than their predecessors, and LEGO City Undercover coming to current gen systems. Whew. Buncha stuff.

Want to win a signed copy of Uncharted 4? Head to the Beyond YouTube channel and comment on the full video of this week's episode with your favorite Uncharted moment. While you're watching videos, check out episode 1 of Welcome To Skyrim, the let's play series Max and Marty just launched! 

Nov 23, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 468: PS4 Pro &, Dishonored 2, and Watch Dogs 2

This week, join Max "Sticky Bear Basketbounce" Scoville, Marty "Oregon Trail" Sliva, Brian "Super Munchers" Altano, and Caleb "Math Blaster" Lawson as they discuss the PlayStation 4 Pro and how it handles 4K, HDR, and PS4. Plus, impressions on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2, as well as Metal Gear Solid 2's 15th anniversary.

Nov 16, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 467: Mass Effect Andromeda's Hype and Skepticism

This week, join Max "Arch Deluxe" Scoville, Brian "Spicy McChicken" Altano, Andrew "Happy Meal" Goldfarb, and special guest Terri "The McFlurry" Schwartz as we talk about how little we know about Mass Effect Andromeda and what the hype forecast looks like, The Division's upcoming survival mode expansion, and Capcom's lowered expectations for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Nov 09, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 466: The Return to Skyrim
Nov 02, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 465: Red Dead's Scenic Grandeur, Titanfall 2's Platforming, and Review Copies

Hey gang! This week, your pals Max "The Far Side" Scoville, Marty "Zippy The Pinhead" Sliva, Brian "For Better of For Worse" Altano, and Andrew "Garfield" Goldfarb wax poetic (and cinematic and artistic) about Red Dead Redemption 2's reveal trailer, and Jared Petty's lovely writeup about its Western themes. Titanfall 2 is being received really well, and finally, Bethesda is done sending out early review copies, which is a little frustrating for people in our field.

Oct 26, 2016
Podcast Beyond 464: Red Dead Redemption 2 Expectations, PS VR, and Battlefield 1

This week, Max "Baja Blast" ScovilleBrian "Pitch Black" AltanoMarty "Code Red" Sliva, and Alanah "Live Wire" Pearce have teamed up, yet again, to make noises with their weird little mouths. Obviously, the big news is the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2, so we talk about our hopes and expectations, as well as Rockstar's legacy. Then, Max gushes about Battlefield One, which is weird, since he normally hates competitive military shooters. Finally, Brian got a PSVR, and he's in love with it.


Oct 19, 2016
Podcast Beyond 463: Mafia 3, Westworld & What Makes Good Open World Games

This week, Max "Bucket of Pogs" Scoville, Marty "A Boglin" Sliva, and Andrew "The Littlest Pet Shop" Goldfarb are joined by Lucy "X-Men Fleer Ultra" O'Brien to chat about Mafia III and how in spite of all it does well, it doesn't quite work as a sandbox game. Conversely, HBO's Westworld is shaping up to be one of the best shows about video games that isn't actually about video games.

Oct 12, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 462: PlayStation VR is Finally Here!

Most of the crew is in New York City covering Comic-Con, so Marty and Andrew brought in a rotating crew of IGN editors who handled a bulk of the initial PlayStation VR reviews. Is the future finally upon us, or is VR just a passing fad?


Oct 06, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 461: Watch Dogs 2 is Exactly What We Were Hoping For

This week, Brian "Alvin" Altano, Max "Simon" Scoville and Andrew "Theodore" Goldfarb sit down to discuss their time playing Watch Dogs 2, Persona 5 (in Japanese) and just when we're discussing the novel concept of a Firewatch movie, we're interrupted by the delivery of a brand new piece of Playstation-branded gaming hardware. I wonder what it could be!

Sep 28, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 460: What Are Your 3 Most Anticipated Games This Fall?

This week, Max "True Lies" Scoville, Brian "Raw Deal" Altano, Marty "Junior" Sliva and Alanah "Kindergarten Cop" Pearce break down the three games each of them are looking forward to most about this fall's lineup of big game releases. Plus, Max played Last Guardian (along with Zach, who wrote a great preview) and Hideo Kojima threw some shade in the direction of Metal Gear Survive.

Also also also: We're having a 20th anniversary party for IGN on October 16th, buy your tickets here!

Sep 21, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 459: Do We Want Death Stranding Details This Soon?

This week, Max "Hawaiian Scarecrow" Scoville, Marty "Drunk Cowardly Lion" Sliva, Brian "Angry Italian Tin Man" Altano and Andrew "Aw Toto" Goldfarb chime in on some of the Sony announcements coming out of TGS, the eighteen demos (edit: eight in Europe) that come with PSVR, and a few new details about Hideo Kojima's new mystery project, Death Stranding.

Sep 14, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 458.5: The Playstation Pro Event Post-Show

Hey gang! We apologize this is so terribly late, but here's the audio from our live show following Sony's unveiling of the PS4 Pro last week. You can catch the video version on IGN or on our YouTube channel. 

We'll be back with a new episode at the usual time and more in-depth thoughts!

Sep 12, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 458: There's No PSVR Killer App Yet, But You Can Fly An X-Wing

This week, Max "Jalapeño" Scoville, Brian "Salt & Vinegar" Altano, and Alanah "Mesquite BBQ" Pearce are joined by Ryan "New York Cheddar" McCaffrey to talk about our expectations for Sony's mysterious Playstation event next week in New York City. Plus, we discuss the weird stuff you can do in Playstation VR, from harassing bikini-women, to piloting an X-Wing and shooting down TIE Fighters.

Aug 31, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 457: The Slim, The Neo, and Titanfall 2's Grappling Hook

This week, everyone's on vacation or MIA, so the show has been taken over by LADIES. That's right, this week, it's Alanah "Wild America" Pearce, Kallie "Man of the House" Plagge, Miranda "Tom & Huck" Sanchez, and a mysterious newcomer to the show who is totally not just Max "Home Improvement" Scoville wearing a wig.

Anyway, this week we discuss the Titanfall 2 early tech alpha demo thing, the leaked Playstation Slim (Neo?) photos, the Playstation Plus price increase, Alanah's review of Valley, Metal Gear Survive, and how much we want a Sex & The City game. Don't worry, those smelly boys will be back next week.

Aug 24, 2016
Podcast Beyond 456: Final Fantasy 15 & South Park 2, Two Very Different RPGs

This week, everybody's off at Gamescom, so Max "Howlin' Mad" Scoville, Marty "Full Moon Fever" Sliva, and Alanah "Teen Wolf" Pearce talk about what they've been playing, like indie ballerina non-game Bound, and of course No Man's Sky. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XV's been delayed, but thankfully the movie hasn't, and Marty says it's pretty good. 

Aug 17, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 455: No Man's Sky & Iron Galaxy

This week's Beyond is a little unusual, as Max "Roof-Rack" Scoville, Brian "The Glovebox" Altano, Andrew "Center Console" Goldfarb and Zach "Cool Skull-Shaped Gearshift Knob" Ryan talk about their mixed, but mostly positive feelings toward the much-anticipated No Man's Sky.

Then, Zach and Goldie take off to make room for Iron Galaxy bigwigs Chelsea Blasko and Dave Lang, as well their newly-hired colleague Adam Boyes, who you might know from his time with Sony and Capcom. They give us a little insight into what it's like working at a larger independent studio, the balance of creativity and business that goes into game publishing, "jankiness", and Adam's really corny Twitter handle.

Aug 10, 2016
No Man's Sky Leak, Telltale's Batman, and Abzu's Beauty - Beyond #454

This week, Max "Earth" Scoville, Alanah "Fire" Pearce, Jared "Wind" Petty, and Marty "Water" Sliva gather together to chat about all sorts of nonsense, including No Man's Sky's leak, impressions of Telltale's Batman, the beauty of Abzu, Inside coming to PS4, and animals in sunglasses.


Aug 03, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 453: What Games Should Be on a PS1 Mini?

Join Max "Stretch Armstrong" Scoville, Brian "Crossfire" Altano, Zach "Bop-It" Ryan, and Jonathan "Play-Doh Fun Factory" Dornbush as they discuss the lack of game news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, with the advent of Nintendo's NES Classic Mini, what classic Sony titles would we want on a lil' baby PlayStation 1? We asked you guys, and for the most part, you made some great choices.

Jul 27, 2016
Beyond #452: Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4, Dead Rising's Return, and An Amazing Month of Indies

This week, Marty "Word of Mouf" Sliva, Max "The Red Light District" Scoville, Brian "Chicken and Beer" Altano, and Alanah "Back For the First Time" Pearce get together to talk about how rad Rise of the Tomb Raider looks on PlayStation 4, hype that Dead Rising is finally coming to a Sony console, and fear that Gravity Rush 2's release date is a bad sign.



Jul 21, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 451: No Man’s Sky Skepticism, Demon’s Souls Remaster, and PSVR’s Killer App


This week Marty "Mr. Mime" Sliva, Alanah "Jynx" Pearce, Brian "Seel" Altano, Jonathon "Porygon" Dornbush, and Max "Farfetch'd" Scoville get together to discuss all sorts of nonsense, including No Man's Sky going gold, the possibility of a Demon's Souls Remaster, PSVR's killer app, and POKEMON GO.


Jul 13, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 450: The One With Greg and Colin

Greg and Colin return for a two-hour chat with the crew about everything PlayStation and Beyond history. 

Note: We recorded this off-site at a bar, so pardon the audio quality. 

Also note: We're trying an experiment with explicit episodes. Our goal in the future is to offer both edited and unedited versions.


Jul 12, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 449: VITA LIVES!


This week, Marty “Porkchop” Sliva, Max “Beagle Boy” Scoville, Brian “Ren” Altano, Andrew “Bandit” Goldfarb gather round and camp fire to once again cast a pod. It’s a pretty slow week, but they still found time to babble about Batman: Return to Arkham’s delay, the Vita’s second life, and why LEGO Force Awakens is DOPE.

Jun 29, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 448.5: 2nd Annual Late-Night E3 Shenanigans

Welcome to our second annual late-night, slightly-tipsy E3 Beyond! The Fig, the site of last year’s episode, was under construction, so we had to improvise. We recorded this on the last night of the show in Zach’s Airbnb, so pardon the audio quality/background noise/yelling/sounds of drinks being made/slurring.

Greg Miller returns to Beyond to join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Marty Sliva, Steve Butts, Zach Ryan, Miranda Sanchez, Kallie Plagge, and making his Podcast Beyond debut, IGN’s newest associate editor Jonathon Dornbush.

The crew talks about their impressions of God of War, Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Final Fantasy XV, Detroit: Become Human, The Last Guardian, Batman Arkham VR, Insomniac’s Spider-Man game, Days Gone, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, E3’s secret Vita game, pangus (probably), and a whole lot more.

Oh, and HUGE thanks to James Faulkner for producing/editing the episode and making sure that none of us lost our jobs.


Jun 28, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 448: Sony's Incredible E3

This week Marty "Cappadonna" SlivaMax "Masta Killa" ScovilleBrian "Inspectah Deck" Altano, and Andrew "U-God" Goldfarb talk about the madness of E3. God of War, Detroit, Death Stranding Persona 5, Last Guardian, Horizon, Batman VR, holy moly E3 2016 was incredible.

Jun 23, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 447: E3 Predictions Special

This week Marty "Who?" SlivaMax "Mike Jones" Scoville, Brian "Who?" Altano, and Andrew "Mike Jones" Goldfarb sit down for an extra-long, kinda-drunk episode. After some time on Persona 5, Horizon's Delay, and Watch Dogs 2, the crew dives into 20 Sony E3 predictions that range from obvious to completely stupid.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.


Jun 08, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 446: Overwatch Fever, No Man's Sky Delayed, and The Last Guardian's Opening

This week Marty "The Secret World of Alex Mack" Sliva, Max "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" ScovilleAlanah "Clarissa Explains It All" Pearce, and Andrew "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Goldfarb sit down and chat Alanah's Overwatch addiction, No Man's Sky's delay, The Last Guardian's first 45 minutes, and X-Men: Apocalypse. Also, there's a battle axe in the room for some reason.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.


Jun 01, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 445: What Naughty Dog Does Next, Red Dead 2, and Yooka-Laylee!

This week Marty "Agent Cody Banks" SlivaBrian "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" Altano, Alanah "That One Episode of Community" Pearce, and Andrew "Lizzie McGuire: The Movie: The Game" Goldfarb sit down and chat about the future of Naughty Dog, Rockstar's next game(s), Yooka-Laylee, and what life was like back in cowboy times.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.


May 25, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 444: Doom, the Assassin's Creed Movie, and More Uncharted 4 Thoughts

This week Max "Jungle Cat" Scoville, Marty "Water Dog" Sliva, Brian "Sky Horse" Altano, and Jared "Space Aardvark" Petty gather 'round the old maypole to chat about Uncharted 4, DOOM, the Assassin's Creed movie, Final Fantasy XV, and probably something Italian.


May 18, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 443: Resident Evil 7 Speculation, Uncharted 4 Thoughts, and Persona 5!

Max and Brian are dead! Or busy. Either one. So this week, Alanah "DOGS" PearceMarty "ALSO DOGS" SlivaAndrew "DOGS AS WELL" Goldfarb to chat about all sorts of things, including Uncharted 4, Persona 5, Battlefield 1, Resident Evil 7, and probably several other things that end in a number.

May 11, 2016
Uncharted 4: Our Spoiler-Free Impressions -- Podcast Beyond

We've played through the biggest PS4 exclusive of 2016. Here's what we think.

May 05, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 442: What's Up With Marvel's Video Games?

This week, Max "Worst Episode Ever" Scoville, Marty "Flamin' Moe" Sliva, Andrew "Coming Up Milhouse" Goldfarb, and Alanah "Knifey Spooney" Pearce join forces to discuss Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the problems with Kickstarting games, and the serious lack of new Marvel Universe games.

May 04, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 441: Outlast 2's Horrible Cornfield Adventures

This week, Max "Fannypack" Scoville, Marty "Knapsack" Sliva, Zach "The Pelican Case" Ryan and Alanah "Samsonite" Pearce are back from their travels in the far east of Boston, where they had all sorts of wacky adventures at PAX. Most notably, checking out Outlast 2, Pyre, Let It Die, and a bunch of other weirdo indie baloney.

Apr 27, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 440: Reacting to the PlayStation 4 Neo

This week, Max, Brian, Andrew, and Marty talk about the newest PlayStation 4 Neo leaks, other games that deserve the amazing Ratchet & Clank treatment, hype for Mafia 3, and probably dogs or something.


Apr 20, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 439: Titanfall 2 & Dark Souls 3

This week, Garfield and Muffy are off in the land of the rising sun, so it's Max "Homesteaks" Scoville, Brian "Sauceman" Altano, and Alanah "The Dunkaroo" Pearce. We're talking about how I'm not a gigantic loser for sucking at Dark Souls III, but I am a gigantic idiot for wishing it had an easy difficulty. Ratchet & Clank is gorgeous, and Titanfall 2 has swords! Upper-case S-words, even.

Apr 13, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 438: Final Fantasy 15, Uncharted 4, and Norse God of War

This week, Max "Slam Dunk" Scoville, Marty "Double Hockey Sticks" Sliva, Brian "Badminton Racquet" Altano, and Andrew "Larry Byrd" Goldfarb get together in a small room and talk about our latest look at Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the Platinum Demo of Final Fantasy XV, and the rumors of a God of War reboot with a Nordic motif. We had fun recording this, so hopefully you have fun listening!

Apr 06, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 437: GTA 6, Call of Duty in Space, and PS VR pre-orders
Mar 30, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 436: Are We Down With a PlayStation 4.5?

Goldfarb, Altano, and Alanah are out doing all sorts of weird stuff. So this week, Max "Grace Under Fire" Scoville and Marty "Martin" Sliva, are joined by Zach "Sister, Sister" Ryan and Mitch "Mad About You" Dyer. They talk about Telltale's rad-sounding take on Batman, the possibility of a PlayStation 4.5, and Resident Evil's 20th anniversary.


Mar 23, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 435: Sony Gets Real About Playstation VR

This week, the video game industry descends on San Francisco for the 30th annual Game Developers Conference, and Sony treated us to the much-anticipated reveal of the Playstation VR's price and release window. Spoilers? It's $399 and it's out this October. We have some thoughts. Podcast Beyond is Max "Hairwolf" Scoville, Marty "Beard Science" Sliva, Brian "Spaghetti Monster" Altano and Andrew "Lil Critter" Goldfarb.

Mar 16, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 434: How Uncharted Could Work in VR

Max and Brian are dead! Or busy. Either one. So this week, Alanah "Shapes" Pearce joined Marty "Milo" Sliva and Andrew "Twisities" Goldfarb to chat about all sorts of things, including No Man's Sky's release date, how games like Uncharted and The Last Guardian could work in VR, a slew of rad indie games coming out soon, and why America is just the strangest.


Mar 09, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 433: Why Won't Activision Have an E3 Booth This Year?

This week, it's a full house. A full house of honey-baked ham! But also Max "Whole Hog" Scoville, Marty "Black Forest" Sliva, Andrew "Pork Cracklins" Goldfarb, Brian "Prosciutto" Altano, and Alanah "Banjo Kazooie Ham" Pearce talking about Activision's lack of an E3 booth, and what that means for the games industry, Marty's time with Dark Souls III, and our thoughts on the Uncharted 4 multiplayer component.

Mar 02, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 432: What Defines a Far Cry Game?

This week, Max "Ant Farm" Scoville, Marty "Silly Putty" Sliva, Brian "Mr. Potato Head" Altano and Andrew "Slinky Jr." Goldfarb are back in the same room to discuss adventures at DICE, the direction the video game industry is going, Playstation VR's impending pricepoint, and Far Cry Primal -- which we think is a lot of fun.

Feb 24, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 431: Fallout 4 DLC Revealed and Some Delicious Hams™

This week, it's a skeleton crew of Max "Bonelord" Scoville, Brian "Skull Dude" Altano, and Alanah "The Clavicle" Pearce. Fallout 4 DLC has been revealed, and it sounds substantial. Meanwhile, "Substantial" isn't a word that too many people are using for Street Fighter V. Oh, and it's the Vita's birthday! Check out our top 25 games for that lovely handheld.

Feb 17, 2016
The Firewatch Spoiler Show

Sean Vanaman, Jane Ng, Jake Rodkin, Chris Remo of Campo Santo talk secrets and spoilers. 

Feb 16, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 430: Unravel, Firewatch, and Video Game Movies

This week, Max "Sewer Shark" Scoville is joined by Marty "Night Trap" Sliva, Brian "Tomcat Alley" Altano, and IGN UK exchange student Daniel "Slam City With Scotty Pippin" Krupa to discuss the latest indie darling Firewatch, the not-so-indie-but-ever-so-darling Unravel and other important issues like video game movie adaptations and what's wrong with America's cookies.

Feb 10, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 429: We Sh*t Bricks over LEGO The Force Awakens

This week, Max "Football" Scoville, Marty "Touchdown" Sliva, Brian "Pour Gatorade on the Coach" Altano and Andrew "Locker Room Towel Fight after The Big Game" Goldfarb all get together to discuss LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which looks like our kind of licensed game. Marty also goes in-depth about the newest Final Fantasy XV gameplay, and we all wax philosophical about The Witness.

Feb 03, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 428: The Witness is Finally Out

This week, Max "Typing This Right Now" Scoville, Marty "Sweaters" Sliva, Brian "The Loud One" Altano, and Andrew "Whispering Gentleman" Goldfarb are joined by Chloi "Probably Tired of 'Rad' Jokes" Rad, who just finished her review of Jonathan Blow's long-awaited follow-up to Braid, The Witness. Chloi gave it the best score she could in her review, which you should go read -- but first, let's discuss the greatest mystery of all: does this game involve jars of pee?

Jan 27, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 427: Platinum's TMNT Game Looks Bodacious

This week, Max "Mutagen Man" Scoville is joined by Marty "Wingnut" Sliva, Alanah "Walkabout" Pearce, and Jared "Chromedome" Petty to discuss the leaked screens of Platinum Games' still-unannounced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan, for which we finally have some awesome screenshots. Beyond that (Beyond!) we also discuss our guarded expectations for No Man's Sky, and the scandalous pricepoint for The Witness.

Jan 20, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 426: The Sleazy Side of Virtual Reality

Hey all, this week Max "Podcast Host" Scoville is joined by Marty "Big Beardy" Sliva, Brian "The Greek" Altano and Alanah "Banjo Kazooie Sound Effects" Pearce, who are back from CES with tales of futuristic technology to tell, some of which isn't for the faint of heart. We also share our 2016 predictions, and discuss what makes a Game Of The Year.

Jan 13, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 425: Is Assassin's Creed Going To Egypt in 2017?

The first episode of 2016 is here, and half the cast is in Vegas for CES, so this week Max "Not Greg Miller" Scoville and Andrew "Gold Nickname" Goldfarb are joined by Kallie "Anime Enthusiast" Plagge and Mitchell "Computer Boy" Dyer to talk about all the latest Playstation news.

Unfortunately, everyone's been on vacation, so there isn't a ton of news -- but there is the extremely juicy rumor that Assassin's Creed is moving away from its annualized model, and that we won't see another installment until 2017, when this so-called Assassin's Creed: Empire will take players to ancient Egypt. What'll happen in the meantime? Well, rumor has it Watch Dogs 2 will drop this fall. We discuss this, as well as a bunch of other stuff. It's a podcast, just listen to it.

Jan 06, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 424: A Special Holiday Beyonza

Finally, 2015 is coming to a close and the drama of the video game industry has settled down. In the penultimate episode of 2015, MartyBrian, Alanah, Zach, and Goldengoose dig deep into the mailbag and answer literally every single question you've ever asked. Well, that's a lie. But they do talk about what they're playing over break, why Bully was rad, dinosaurs, why Altano is terrified of Australia, PaRappa VR, why no one should sleep on Until Dawn, the most disappointing Christmas presents ever, and a whole bunch of other dumb stuff.

We love you.


Dec 23, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 423: What's Next For Kojima Productions?
This week, Max, Marty, Brian and special guests Mitch Dyer and Zach Ryan weigh in on the piping hot announcement of the newly formed Kojima Productions studio. The episode is a little bit late because we were waiting for Zach to return from his top secret trip to Japan, during which he interviewed Mr. Kojima himself.
Dec 17, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 422: Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Multi-Part Decision

 This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Golden Sun talk about about FF7 Remake's episodic decision, Uncharted 4 dialogue trees, and Brian's awful acts of terror in Far Cry Primal.



Dec 10, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 421: Predicting PSX


This week, Marty, Brian, and Goldania are joined by IGN's newest editor, Alanah Pearce. They discuss the price of PSVR, Goddess of War, and grundles.


Dec 02, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 420: PlayStation 2 Emulation is Rad

This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Goldeen talk about about PS2 emulation, the future of BioShock, and the most heart-breaking game cancellations ever.

Nov 25, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 419: Battlefront's First-Person Troubleshooting

This week, Max, Brian and Marty grill Mitch Dyer about his Star Wars Battlefront review. Plus, what else does Naughty Dog have in store for the PS4?

Nov 18, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 418: Let's Go to War Over Fallout 4

Fallout. Fallout never changes. Except when it does, like when a new game gets released. But did enough change? Join Max, Brian, Marty, and Jared as they discuss one of the most anticipated games of the generation. BUT BEWARE, DEAR LISTENERS: some of these individuals have opinions about this video game that might *gasp!* differ from yours. 

Beyond that, Rise of the Tomb Raider is apparently awesome. The ball is officially in Naughty Dog's court to blow us away with Uncharted 4, but what will that take?

Nov 11, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 417: Our PSX-pectations

It seems to be the eye of the review season hurricane, but luckily Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldschläger are full of energy and ready to talk about our PSX expectations, how well the first Uncharted has aged, breaking controllers, and that gaming is a really expensive hobby.

Nov 04, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 416: Ooh La La, C'est Paris Games Week!

If you're looking for a bunch of dorks being excited about the announcements coming out of Sony's Paris Games Week press conference, you've come to the right place. Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldenrod are back to discuss Michel Ancel's new game Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, No Man's Sky, Detroit: Become Human, Star Wars Battlefront, and lots more.

Oct 28, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 415: Mysteries of The Video Game Industry

This week on Beyond, Max, Marty, Brian and Lil' Goldie discuss Kojima's alleged departure, which Konami claims is a vacation, Alan Tudyk's awkward breakup with Uncharted 4, and the murmurs that Destiny scrapped its entire story shortly before launch.

Oct 21, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 414: Star Wars Battlefront & New York Comic-Con

Marty and Goldfarb are a couple busy boys, so this week, it's just Max, Brian and Jared. The trio discusses the challenges of choosing IGN's top 100 games of all time, the overlap of gaming and comic culture at New York Comic-Con, our turn-ons and turn-offs about Star Wars Battlefront, and the times games have made us cry.

Oct 14, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 413: How Sony Continues to Embrace Anime

Max and Brian are off doing weird things in weird places, but fear not! Miranda and Kallie join Marty and Andrew to chat about a whole bunch of rad stuff. The lost Final Fantasy XII sequel, Far Cry Primal, and how Sony continues to embrace anime. Also, things get emotional when the gang discusses which type of tree they would be.



Oct 07, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 412: Requiem for a Vita

An official comment from Sony puts another nail in the Vita's metaphorical coffin, so we reflect on what the little system did right, what it did wrong, and what approaches might've worked better. Beyond that we also discuss the last-gen Uncharted Trilogy's flying leap onto PS4 with The Nathan Drake collection, Max's love for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Black Ops III's tone-deaf Twitter publicity stunt. Podcast Beyond is Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Andrew Goldfarb.

Sep 30, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 411: Bloodborne Does Archery & Dragon Quest Does Minecraft

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by IGN associate editor and Pikachu-wrangler Miranda Sanchez, who just got back from Tokyo Game Show. We discuss Playstation VR, Bloodborne's upcoming expansion The Old Hunters, Dragon Quest Builders, and piggytailin'.

Sep 23, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 410: The PS4's Japanese Price Drop and Other TGS News

Hey gang! This week's episode is a little late because we waited to see what Sony had to announce during their Tokyo Game Show keynote. Well, the PS4's getting a price drop in Japan, Project Morpheus is officially Playstation VR, and Gravity Rush is getting a sequel and a PS4 remaster. Plus, lots of other stuff happened too. 

Sep 15, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 409: What's Wrong with Uncharted 4 DLC?

This week, it's Max, Marty, Brian, and Jared discussing Kingdom Hearts 2.9, Uncharted 4's DLC, the problem with the concept of "DLC" in 2015, and of course, our undying love for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Hey, speaking of which, we're giving away a PS4 code for The Phantom Pain! Listen to the episode to find out how.

Sep 09, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 408: Let's Talk About The Phantom Pain

Marty's off doing some covert ops, so we invited Vince on to share some SPOILER-FREE war stories from his time reviewing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We touched on a few other topics, but for the most part, this is episode is solid Metal Gear.

Meanwhile, PAX is this weekend, so come hang out!

Aug 25, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 407: The Future of Licensed Console Games

Good news, Podcast Beyond fans: here's the newest episode of Podcast Beyond. This time around, Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldfarb talk about the Star Wars and Disney news coming out of D23, including the new Darth Vader PS4, Big Hero 6 in Kingdom Hearts 3, and the unlockable Keyblade in Disney Infinity. Also, we talk about that stupid Spider-Man video some more.

Aug 18, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 406: Everybody's Gone To The Koelnmesse

Everyone's back from their various adventures, and a little bit loopy because of it. Andrew and Max are jet-lagged, Brian's on painkillers after having his wisdom teeth out, and Marty forgot how old he is. Anyway, we discuss Everybody's Gone to The Rapture, The Phantom Pain, and the most incredible Spider-Man cosplayers we've ever seen.

Aug 12, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 405: The Great Konami Grease Fire

Max and Goldfarb are off gallivanting in Germany, so Jared Petty and Meghan Sullivan join Brian and Marty to talk about a possible Final Fantasy XII remake, the stellar PS+ lineup for August, and the ongoing disaster at Konami.

Aug 06, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 404: Can You Romance The Dog in Fallout 4?

No, no you can't. But Max, Marty, Brian and Goldfarb talk about it a bit anyway, and take a moment to discuss the presentation of sex in games. We also talk about some other video games bears, breakfast cereal, and oh yeah -- Gamescom. Which is next week!

Jul 28, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 403: Finally, a Game That Lets you F#$* Birds!

This week, it's Max, Marty, Goldfarb and Jared discussing all the latest Playstation gossip, including Hideo Kojima's latest Metal Gear mystery, Street Fighter V's updated DLC plan, and most importantly, Hatoful Boyfriend -- a dating sim about pigeons.

Jul 21, 2015
Podcast Beyond: Episode 402 -- The Horror of Until Dawn

This week, the Beyond crew talks about Until Dawn, Sony at Comic-Con, and what we want from the next Batman game.

Jul 16, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 401: Who is Minecraft: Story Mode For?

This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Goldfarb discuss Telltale's newly announced game, Minecraft: Story Mode, one Reddit user's unearthing of a fabled Nintendo-branded PlayStation prototype, and how we feel about Arkham Knight now that they hype has died down a bit.

Jul 07, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 400: The 400th Episode

In the thrilling followup to the previous three hundred and ninety-nine episodes of Podcast Beyond, we had a big, huge live event which a whole bunch of you were kind enough to attend. The regular bunch of goons (Max, Marty, Brian, Jared and Goldfarb) are joined by Beyond 300 attendee-turned-IGN-editor Miranda Sanchez as well as a young up-and-coming video game personality named Greg Miller.

In case it doesn't come across in the audio, none of what we do would be possible without you guys, our listeners and readers, so once again, thank you all so much for sticking around. We had an absolute blast on Saturday, and hopefully we'll wind up doing more IRL meet-ups before Podcast Beyond 500 rolls around.

Jun 30, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 399: What's E3 Really Like?

Last episode was a massive drunken bloated sprawling debacle recorded amidst E3's miasma of hype and chaos. This episode is mostly the opposite: Max, Marty, and Brian calmly (and soberly) share their personal experiences at the video game industry's glistening spectacle of a trade show.

Jun 25, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 398.5: A Very Special Giant-Sized E3 Episode

Ladies and gentlemen, as I'm sure you're all well aware, the bulk of IGN was extremely busy covering E3 down in Los Angeles. A regular episode of Beyond wasn't possible, so we did the next best thing: we brought microphones to a bar and recorded over three and a half hours of totally unscripted, fairly intoxicated conversation with a cross-section of people from the video game industry.

Disclaimer: This episode was very much an experiment, and the results are rough around the edges; it's noisy, disorganized, at times fairly incoherent -- but it's also about as close as you're gonna get to actually being right there with us.

In no particular order, here are the people who were kind enough (or drunk enough) to join us for this massive episode of Beyond:

Also, a huge, very special thanks to the extremely tolerant wait staff at The Hotel Figueroa, especially the waitress who gave me a wet willy while we were recording. That was very strange, but oddly flattering? In any case, we'll have a "regular" episode going up later this week for those of you who hate fun.


Jun 23, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 398: We're Phantom Pumped for The Phantom Pain

We're a week away from E3, so please excuse us sounding a bit more scatterbrained than usual. This time, MaxMartyBrian, and Goldfarb discuss Metal Gear Solid 5, Fallout 4, Dark Souls 3, and... horses? Sure, why not.

Also, if you didn't hear about it, tickets are up for our live event the IGN House Party! Gotta go fast, they're selling like... uh... popular video games!

Jun 09, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 397: WTF's Going on with Vita?

Brian's back from his Honeymoon, and is joined by Marty, Jared, and Goldfarb (Max is out sick with gross problems) to discuss the big question on the Sony front right now: what's up with the PS Vita being decalred a "legacy" device? Will there no longer be support, or is this just a weird corporate miscommunication?? 

Jun 02, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 396: Will the Mad Max Game Be a Letdown after Fury Road?

The Witcher 3 is so awesome, it might hold us over till Cyberpunk 2077, the Mad Max game is looking slightly less thrilling than the recent film, and what makes a good summer video game? Max, Marty, and Goldfarb are here once again to dribble their weird words into your gross ears.

May 28, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 395: How Do You Modernize Doom?

Marty and Brian have abandoned us this week, so instead Max is joined by Jared, mustachioed IGN bigwig Tal, and -- surprise surprise -- Andrew Goldfarb. The big topics this week are Doom's two-frame teaser trailer, Ubisoft's mea culpa for Assassin's Creed Unity while announcing Syndicate, and the difference between working in games press and game development and/or publishing.

May 19, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 394: Our E3 Prediction Bonanza

Sorry for the late episode, gang! If you missed it, this week we tried somethng new: recording Podcast Beyond LIVE. Like, on a livestream. In honor of this special occasion, and because it's right around the corner, we decided to discuss our favorite E3 moments and our predictions for what Sony will show off this year.

May 14, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 393: Yooka-Layle and the Return of the 3D Platformer

This week, Max, Marty, Brian, and lovely ol' Jared discuss the latest Kickstarter darling, Yooka-Layle, Arkham Knight's DLC, Metal Gear Solid's nigh-impermeable lore, and the process of reviewing games.

May 05, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 392: RIP Silent Hills

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined once again by Mitch Dyer, to discuss the tragic demise of Silent Kills, as well as some suspicious goings-on at Konami. But it's not all bad news, there's some good stuff too!

Apr 28, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 391: Why We Love Star Wars (Again)

This week, we're short a chair, so it's just Max, Marty and Brian. Max and Brian spent the weekend at Star Wars Celebration, where they got to see Battlefront in action. There's plenty to be excited about, but also a few reasons to be skeptical. BEYOND that, there's also talk of Mass Effect 4, Fallout 4, and a redesigned Playstation Vita.

Apr 21, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 390: Music, Humor, and a Remastered Uncharted

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by Eden Rohatensky of the Jimmy & Eden podcast (among other things) to discuss their favorite game soundtracks, the use of comedy in games, and the possibility of the first three Uncharted games remastered on Playstation 4.

Apr 14, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 389: Witcher 3 and Star Wars Battlefront Hype

Marty, Max, and Brian are joined by Mitch Dyer, who was flown halfway across the planet to go play one of the most anticipated games of this generation: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. So, uh, is it cool? Meanwhile, Star Wars: Battlefront is something we're going to see very soon, and we take a moment to reflect upon why we play games.

Apr 07, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 388: How Axiom Verge Scratches That Metroidvania Itch

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined once again by the lovable and eloquent Jared Petty, who regales us with stories from working at the ol' sock mill. Of course, there's plenty of game discussion, including the newly released Axiom Verge, which Marty reviewed, and the latest hands-on impressions of Rainbow Six: Siege.

Mar 31, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 387: Is Bloodborne Too Tough for Casual Babies?

Finally, Bloodborne is here! Max, Marty, Brian, and special guest Mitch Dyer chew the fat about From Software's latest control-throwingly difficult offering, and discuss what makes their games so satisfying in this age of dumbed-down casual "experiences."

Mar 24, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 386: Our Horror Stories of Game-breaking Bugs

The ever-delightful Jared Petty joins Max, Marty, and Brian once again to discuss Uncharted 4's delay, and to answer some listener emails on the subjects of game-ruining bugs and morally reprehensible actions in virtual worlds. Plus, we have a very special all-terrain missile-launching guest star.

If you need something else to put in your ears besides our lovely voices, Jared asked you guys on Twitter what your favorite game music was, and a listener named Kevin compiled a playlist of everyone's responses. Give it a whirl right here.

Mar 17, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 385: Final Fantasy XV Lives up to the Hype (So Far)

Marty and Brian are back from PAX East, and they're joined by Vince Ingenito. Vince and Marty got to play Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae, and spoiler alert: it sounds totally incredible. Meanwhile, Max waxes poetic about his time with Project Morpheus at GDC.

Mar 10, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 384: Will Project Morpheus Release in 2015?

This week, Max and Marty are joined by Brian Altano and Mitch Dyer to talk about 2015 preditions, Yetis, and Batman's M-rating and the legend of Sleep Jeep - but wait, there's more: Caleb Lawson and Zach Ryan also stop by to discuss their visit to Japan to see Bloodborne.

Mar 03, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 383: What We Want in a Sequel to The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886 came out last week, and in spite of a luke-warm critical reception, it's still got plenty of redeeming qualities. Brandin Tyrrel, who reviewed the game for IGN, joins MaxMarty, and Brian to talk about what we would want from the game's probable sequel. Other topics include Axiom Verge, the PS Vita's third birthday, and haunted pyramids.

Feb 24, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 382: a Long Discussion about Short Games

A full playthrough of The Order: 1886 leaked online, and the big debate is not over the game's quality, but rather its quantity; how long should AAA games be? Join us (your new hosts Max and Marty) and returning guests Brian and Jared as we discuss video game brevity at great length.

Feb 17, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 381: End of an Era, Beginning of a New One

We say goodbye to Greg and Colin, while introducing the team that’s going to be taking over the show starting next week.

Feb 11, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 380: Uncharted 4 vs Rise of the Tomb Raider

Greg, Colin, and Marty weigh in on the possible fall match-up of Uncharted 4 vs Rise of the Tomb, and discuss whether or not we'll see a Shovel Knight 2.

Feb 03, 2015
Podcast Beyond 379: The Future of the Resistance Franchise


GregColin, and Jared sit down and discuss Grim Fandango, PSN outages, and the future of the Resistance franchise.

Jan 27, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 378: Our Favorite PSP Memories

Greg, Colin, and Marty gathered together to discuss their favorite PSP memories, whether or not we'll actually see Uncharted in 2015, and when the PlayStation 4 will receive its first price drop. Also Colin talks about hockey. Shocker. All this and more on the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast!


Jan 20, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 377: Can Uncharted 4 Be Game of the Year?
Jan 13, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 376: The Show Goes On

Greg and Colin left IGN, but what does that mean for the No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the Internet? Find out! Plus, Marty is back with Wisconsin stories!

Jan 06, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 375: PS4's Achilles Heel

The PSN was down, and that sucks, but is this just the latest example of the industry's biggest problem?

Dec 30, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 374: Too Much Telltale?

The Reverend Jared Petty returns to talk Vita, Telltale Games, and something that makes Greg want to punch him. All this and more on the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast!

Dec 24, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 373: The Secrets of Uncharted 4

Two fans have two theories about Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. What does the No. 1 PlayStation podcast think of them? Greg, Colin, and Marty discuss and keep you posted on the news of the week. They also ramble off topic. A lot.

Dec 17, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 372: PlayStation Experience Aftermath

In a very special episode of the No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the Internet, Greg, Colin, and Altano travel to Toronto to do the show with Frank Furlano -- an IGN fan who requested the trio via the Children's Wish Foundation. What did the quartet think of PlayStation Experience? How much swag did BioWare give Frank? How tired are Greg and Colin? Find out!

Dec 09, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 371: The PSX Panel with Shuhei Yoshida

The No. 1 PlayStation podcast in the world went to PlayStation Experience and did a live episode in front of a standing room only crowd. Come listen to Greg, Colin, Vince, Ryan Clements, Jeremy Dunham, Adam Boyes, and Shuhei Yoshida talk PlayStation and answer your questions!

Dec 09, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 370: PlayStation Tech Q&A

Greg, Colin, and Marty discuss their gaming headsets, if they'd rebuy a Vita, and the plan for PlayStation Experience. It's your weekly dose of the No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the Internet!

Dec 03, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 369: PS4 One Year Later

The PS4 is one year old. To celebrate, a viewer writes in with his highs and lows, and then, Greg, Colin, and Marty chime in with their memories.

Nov 25, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 368: Why Is (Nearly) Every Game Broken?

Why does it seem like every new game has a major online problem? Greg, Colin, and Mitch talk it out for your amusement, answer your questions, and argue DS vs. Vita.

Nov 18, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 367: Our Uncharted 4 Desires

WE DID IT LIVE. Yup, this episode of the No. 1 PlayStation podcast in the world was recorded as a livestream. Greg, Colin, and Marty talk about their Uncharted 4 desires, and they answer viewer questions on the fly.

Nov 11, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 366: PlayStation's Fall Stumble?

Podcast Beyond listener Phil thinks PlayStation's having a rough autumn; does the No. 1 PlayStation podcast agree? Greg, Colin, and Meghan sound off -- and gush about Freedom Wars. 

Nov 04, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 365: Freedom Wars and MegaRan

It's a super-sized Podcast Beyond as Greg and Colin discuss the news and are joined by Freedom Wars Producer Nick Accordino and rapper MegaRan! Strap in for the best episode in at least a week!

Oct 21, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 364: Driveclub Can't Catch a Break

What's Driveclub's problem?! Greg, Colin, and Jared discuss on the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast. Also, Minecraft Vita is out, so goodbye free time!

Oct 14, 2014
Podcast Beyond: Live at New York Comic-Con 2014

Greg, Colin, and Marty went to the Big Apple to see everything New York Comic-Con had to offer and to answer listener questions.

Oct 14, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 363: Ryan's Alien Isolation

Ryan McCaffrey reviewed Alien: Isolation, and the Internet was totally level-headed about it. Or not.

Oct 08, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 362: The Evil Within and the Return of Survival Horror

Could The Evil Within be a return to survival horror greatness? Colin thinks there's a shot, but Greg isn't sold. The No. 1 PlayStation podcast in the world debates that, talks Super Smash Bros., and sets the record straight on Driveclub.

Oct 01, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 361: Colin Actually Played Destiny

What happens when the man who hates multiplayer picks up the controller for Destiny? Find out as Colin returns from Japan and gives the No. 1 PlayStation Podcast his thoughts on Destiny. Plus, we talk about black burgers. 

Sep 23, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 360: Did Destiny Under-Deliver?

Did Destiny under-deliver? The No. 1 PlayStation Podcast debates and talks about black burgers, Minecraft, and TGS.

Sep 16, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 359 - The Top 25 PlayStation Games

Seen IGN's Top 25 PS3 and Top 25 Vita lists? Time to tear them apart on the Internet's No. 1 podcast -- and listen to Greg debate purging his PlayStation Network Friends list.

Sep 10, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 358 - Will The Order: 1886 Turn Out OK?

Greg and Marty are back from PAX, and they want to tell Colin about all the games they saw! Greg loved Freedom Wars, Marty dug Firewatch, and there are a lot of questions about The Order: 1886 -- like, should one fan keep his preorder? Come discuss Sony on the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast!

Sep 02, 2014
Podcast Beyond's Infamous: First Light Spoilerchat

Fetch (Laura Bailey) and Reggie (Travis Willingham) answer your questions, tell behind the scenes tales, and mock Troy Baker.

Aug 29, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 357: PlayStation's Awesome Week (Minus the Outage)

Infamous: First Light, The Walking Dead Episode 5, AND Madden NFL 15 in one week?! It's PlayStation's best week in forever... minus the whole cyber-attack thing.

Aug 26, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 356: What If Vita's Doing Exactly What Sony Wants?

ANDREW GOLDFARB RETURNS TO PODCAST BEYOND! To celebrate, Greg and Colin argue about Sony's plan for the Vita and interview the CounterSpy developers.

Aug 19, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 355: PlayStation's Gamescom 2014

PlayStation went to Gamescom, and it brought a bunch of announcements, but what does the No. 1 PlayStation Podcast think of the showing? Greg, Colin, and Vince sit down to talk about all the announcements -- and the lack of Vita news.

Aug 12, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 354: Why BioShock Loves iOS, Shuns Vita

How could BioShock go to iOS and not Vita? Allow the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast to explain.

Aug 05, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 353: Could The Last of Us Be GOTY Again?

The Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast has the scoop on The Last of Us: Remastered's shot at the industry's greatest award.

Jul 29, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 352: The Worst PSN Name Ever

What's the worst PSN name ever? The Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast begins the search!

Jul 22, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 351: Dream PlayStation Projects

If Sony gave the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast the keys to its studios, what kind of game would Greg, Colin, and Jared make?

Jul 15, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 350: Uncharted vs. Rapture

The Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast celebrates its seventh year on the air by having listeners/viewers like you call the show.

Jul 08, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 349

Could PlayStation Plus be hurting game sales? Are we turning the corner for female characters in games? Can Colin and Brian come up with a Halo haiku on the spot? Find out in this episode of the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast!

Jul 01, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 348: The 'Tragedy' of SOCOM's Devs

A Podcast Beyond founder returns to the show to talk about what Zipper Interactive's final days were like.

Jun 24, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 347

The boys are back from E3, and to celebrate, Scott Lowe is quitting IGN. Again. Join Greg, Colin, and Scott to talk about Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Ratchet & Clank, and Destiny!

Jun 17, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 346: PlayStation's E3 (and Shuhei Yoshida)

Shuhei Yoshida -- president of Sony Worldwide Studios -- sits down with IGN to talk about what PlayStation did right and wrong this E3.

Jun 12, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 345

Time for one of Podcast Beyond's greatest traditions: the E3 predictions show! Greg, Colin, and Vince each predict three PlayStation events for next week while answering your burning questions about the biggest event in video games!

Jun 04, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 344

A reader wants to know if the world's No. 1 PlayStation Podcast is upset when its members are called "PlayStation fanboys," so Greg, Colin, and Altano explain the difference between bias and expertise.

May 27, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 343

Colin reviewed Wolfenstein: The New Order. Marty reviewed Transistor. Greg makes them fight.

May 21, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 342

Vince reviewed Borderlands 2 Vita. He didn't love it. Now, he's here on the No. 1 PlayStation podcast to answer your questions and argue with Colin.

May 13, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 341

Ryan McCaffrey joins the No. 1 PlayStation podcast to answer the question: Would the God of War Collection have been a better Vita bundle than Borderlands 2?

May 06, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 340

A Podcast Beyond listener named his daughter after Liara in Mass Effect. He wants to know when he'll stop getting cross looks,

Apr 29, 2014
Podcast Beyond: Uncharted PS4 in 2016?

What does the departure of Todd Stashwick mean for Uncharted PS4? Well, it means you won't be playing the game soon, according to the Podcast Beyond crew. 

Apr 22, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 338

Cross-Save? Co-op Trophies? The No. 1 PlayStation podcast tackles why PAX East bumped the PS4 title to the top of the list.

Apr 15, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 337

One Beyonder writes in saying his DualShock 4 is falling apart -- and that it's a wide-spread problem. The Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast tackles the issue, and then Greg, Colin, and Marty wade through a week's worth of news while answering your questions.

Apr 08, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 336

Back at GDC, Colin and Greg played Borderlands 2 on Vita. Now, a fan wants to know if it's in trouble. Plus, the No. 1 PlayStation podcast sounds off on Uncharted PS4's trouble and Sony's 2014 E3.

Apr 01, 2014
The Infamous: Second Son Spoilercast

Have you beaten Infamous: Second Son? If the answer is yes, join Greg, Colin, and Altano as they have a SPOILER-FILLED discussion about Sucker Punch's latest PlayStation adventure.

Mar 31, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 335

It's Brian Altano's birthday, so he joins Podcast Beyond to talk about if it's OK to regret buying the PS4.

Mar 26, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 334

BobbyA1984 joins the No. 1 PlayStation podcast! Topics include the PS4 vs. Wii U, dream casts for The Last of Us movie, and why Bobby shouldn't have had kids.

Mar 18, 2014
Podcast Beyond: Episode 333

Sucker Punch's Chris Zimmerman comes to the No. 1 PlayStation podcast to answer your Delsin questions. Plus, should you play Gone Home? What's up with Naughty Dog? And Meghan Sullivan returns!

Mar 11, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 332

Lucy O'Brien is re-playing the Metal Gear Solid series to get ready to review Ground Zeroes. We talk about that and why Australia is so weird.

Mar 04, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 331

Sony Santa Monica layoffs, Infamous going gold, and Persona 5 dominate the No. 1 PlayStation podcast this week .There's so much news!

Feb 26, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 330

Colin previewed The Order: 1886, and people got mad at him for it. So, we discuss that and welcome Podcast Beyond Legend Ryan Clements back to the show!

Feb 19, 2014
The Last of Us: Left Behind Spoilercast - Podcast Beyond Episode 329

Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley come to Podcast Beyond for 50 minutes of The Last of Us: Left Behind SPOILERS. Don't listen to this until you beat the new DLC!

Feb 14, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 328

It's a sad day -- Andrew Goldfarb's final Podcast Beyond. We remember the Dark Knight of News' greatest moments and talk Infamous: Second Son, Minecraft PS4/Vita, and Mario.

Feb 12, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 327

An Xbox 360 fan wants to know what he should play first when PlayStation Now arrives. Greg, Colin, and Altano give their picks, and then they get into debating Uncharted, Mega Man memories, and if 9/11 should be in games.

Feb 05, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 326

Why is it so hard to find a PS4 camera? They're selling for tons on Amazon, but should you bite?

Jan 29, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 325

It's Podcast Beyond's annual round of PlayStation Predictions. Here are the 20 things we think are going to happen in 2014.

Jan 21, 2014
Podcast Beyond: Deciding the PlayStation's Best

IGN posted its Game of the Year Awards last week, but how did the Podcast Beyond crew vote when it came to the honors? Find out as we run you through each and every PlayStation category in a very special episode.

Jan 14, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 323

The first Podcast Beyond of 2014 tries to recap a recently released prisioner on all the PlayStation news he missed. Then, they talk about God of War on PS4, Steam Boxes, and Goldfarb's sex appeal. (Maybe not that last part.)

Jan 07, 2014
Podcast Beyond Episode 322

One reader wants to know if the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation Podcast thinks Naughty Dog would put Drake in space. Short answer: no, but Goldfarb pitches his idea. On top of that, the boys debate pies, discuss Holiday backlog plans, and try to sell Brian Altano on Persona 4: Golden.

Dec 17, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 321

Wait, wait, wait. Developer Telltale Games is making The Walking Dead: Season 2, The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Game of Thrones? Can the little studio really do them all justice?

Dec 10, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 320

Does the Vita have a life outside of being a PS4 accessory? You have a lot of questions about it, and the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast has opinions -- and a Japanese Vita along with a Vita TV we imported!

Dec 04, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 319

The boys talk about Fallout rumors, PS4's shortcomings, and what The Last of Us DLC means for Ellie's combat.

Nov 19, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 318

THE NEXT GENERATION IS HERE -- so, let's talk about Uncharted and The Last of Us.

Nov 16, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 317

What's the difference between Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS4 and PS3? Are Trophies dead? Would Scott Lowe save Greg or Colin? Find out!

Nov 05, 2013
Podcast Beyond 3:16

Greg's joined by Justin and Vince to debate Batman: Arkham Origins, argue about Beyond: Two Souls, and recall how a Beyond 200 party crasher became an editor.

Oct 29, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 315

The No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the 'net is back to talk about the games you missed when you were swept up in GTA 5, the possibility of Batman: Arkham Origins being bad, and Goldie smacking Colin.

Oct 22, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 314

Watch Dogs as been delayed, but the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast isn't too upset about it. However, Colin can't seem to get behind GTA 5. Find out why -- and get way too much Saved by the Bell info -- on today's Podcast Beyond!

Oct 16, 2013
Podcast Beyond: Will the PS4 Suck? - NYCC 2013 Spectacular

Veronica Belmont returns to the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast to talk with fans about the PS4's future. Recorded live at New York Comic-Con.

Oct 14, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 313

Quantic Dream's follow-up to Heavy Rain is finally out, but not everyone's enjoying it. Greg, Colin, and Goldie weigh in with thoughts about Beyond: Two Souls and then argue about GTA Online.

Oct 08, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 312

Join the minds behind Transistor, Star Wars Pinball, Bit Trip Runner, and Dragon Fantasy Book II to talk about making the games you love.

Oct 01, 2013
Podcast Beyond 311: Defending Vita's Top 25

Colin and Goldfarb defend their picks for IGN's Top 25 Vita games, plus a certain band makes a few special appearances.

Sep 27, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 310

Grand Theft Auto V is finally out. To celebrate, Greg and Goldfarb run through your spoiler-free questions about GTA memories, why they're excited, and how GTA matches up with The Last of Us.

Sep 17, 2013
Podcast Beyond: Episode 309
Sep 10, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 308

Two of the men behind Infamous: Second Son -- Nate Fox and Jaime Griesemer -- answer IGN's concerns about the PS4 touch pad. We also call the episode 307 even though it's really 308.

Sep 04, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 307

The entire Beyond cast is back together to discuss your questions and Gamescom reflections. When do we think we'll get a PS4? Is the Vita destined to be a PS4 accessory? Does Colin like the new podcast room? Find out!

Aug 27, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 306

Indie games, November 15th, and everything that matters from today's Sony press conference.

Aug 21, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 305

The Xbox One doesn't need the Kinect anymore -- does this mean the playing field between Sony and Microsoft is level? The No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the Internet discusses, talks about religion in BioShock Infinite, and predicts Sony's Gamescom.

Aug 13, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 304

IGN News Host Daemon Hatfield joins the No. 1 PlayStation Podcast to talk Dragon's Crown breasts, the death of Split-Screen gaming, and the DualShock 4's future. Oh, and Daemon's wearing a cool shirt.

Aug 06, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 303

The question we get more than any other? How can I work at IGN one day? Today -- at  the 51:10 mark -- the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast gives you the inside scoop.

Jul 30, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 302

We now know that Clementine will have a role in The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2, but is that a good or bad thing? Greg, Colin, Goldie, and Altano discuss this and what the most important PlayStation franchise is. They also reminisce about jingles for far too long.

Jul 23, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 301

Does Greg stand by his 10 for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception now that The Last of Us is out? How's Colin celebrating six years at IGN? GOLDFARB WENT ON A DATE?! Come listen to the No. 1 PlayStation podcast to get all the answers!

Jul 16, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 300

For more than six years, IGN's been making Podcast Beyond. To celebrate episode 300, we invited 400 friends to San Francisco to record the show with us. Folks like Shuhei Yoshida, Troy Baker, and you. Thank you for all of your support. We love you.

Jul 14, 2013
Podcast Beyond: The Last of Us Spoilercast

Here, by popular demand, is Podcast Beyond's The Last of Us Spoilercast. Do not listen if you haven't beaten the game.

Jul 02, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 299

A listener asks the Beyond boys if The Last of Us is the best game story ever told, Greg and Colin argue about zombies, and Brian Altano stands up the show.

Jun 25, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 298

The Beyond boys reconvene to discuss the PlayStation presence at E3 and how it compares to the Xbox One. We also call a few fans.

Jun 19, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 297

It's E3, and that means it's time for the No. 1 PlayStation podcast to sit down with the No. 1 PlayStation President -- Shuhei Yoshida! We discuss PlayStation 4 taking the fight to the Xbox One, how insane the press conference was, and what's up with the Vita. We also threaten to sue Sony for using our likeness on Monday.

Jun 12, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 296

The Last of Us is here, Colin reviewed it, and it's a masterpiece. In a spoiler-free episode, the Beyond boys tell you why Naughty Dog rocks, make E3 predictions, and welcome Keza MacDonald to the show.

Jun 06, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 295

The Comedy Button invades Podcast Beyond to say goodbye to Anthony Gallegos. We talk, PS4, Xbox One, and Mirror's Edge 2. (Goldie's mic is fixed eventually.)

May 29, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 294

What did the No. 1 PlayStation podcast think of the Xbox One reveal? Well...

May 23, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 293

Next week, Microsoft launches the next Xbox. With the PS4 having dominated the conversation for this long, what does Big M need to do to steal Sony's thunder?

May 14, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 292

EA is going publish a slew of Star Wars games over the next few years, and that's all the Pride of Long Island Colin Moriarty needs to go off about all things Skywalker. Then, we discus those crazy images from Naughty Dog and why spoilers suck. Oh, and Brian Altano is here to curse and laugh. Also, the quality of the audio isn't great. Sorry. Uh, we're reliving the early days... or something.

May 08, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 291

What's wrong with Soul Sacrifice? Are we worried about Batman: Arkham Origins? How awesome will Podcast Beyond 300 be live? The Beyond boys assemble to answer all these questions and more. We even make the show audible this week!

Apr 30, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 290

A Dead Island Riptide glitch is keeping Greg from a Platinum Trophy, Colin's Islanders are making a run, and Goldfarb bets on BioShock -- it's the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation Podcast. On top of that, we talk The Last of Us, Soul Sacrifice, and Beyond 300.

Apr 24, 2013
Podcast Beyond: The State of the PlayStation Store

IGN is in disarray after moving up a flight of stairs, but the Beyond boys refuse to not podcast -- even though the podcast room doesn't exist yet! Today, Greg, Colin and Goldie tackle the state of the PlayStation Network, falling out of gaming stories, and if Colin can podcast sprawled out on a couch!

Apr 18, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 288

Guacamelee! is out today, and three out of three members of Podcast Beyond demand that you buy it. Find out why in this episode of the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast. Need more reasons to listen? We dish Podcast Beyond 300 details, talk about the possibility of the next Xbox always being online, and Greg tells the story of how he finally offended a fan at a meet and greet.

Apr 09, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 287

With Greg out, Colin and Andrew have a fireside chat.

Apr 03, 2013
Podcast Beyond: Episode 286

It’s the annual Game Developers Conference, and PlayStation kicked it off by showcasing a bunch of Indie Vita games... wait, what? The No. 1 PlayStation Podcast discusses this and why the PS4 is in the best spot possible.

Plus -- IGN Alumnus Jim Reilly returns to the show.

Mar 26, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 285

Andrew Goldfarb's dream came true -- he's beaten BioShock Infinite. Meanwhile, Colin Platinumed the original BioShock.

Mar 20, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 284

Holy hell. On Podcast Beyond Episode 275, we put out a call to date IGN's Dark Knight of News Andrew Goldfarb. Today, Jennifer answered the call. (We also talk about PlayStation.)

Mar 12, 2013
Podcast Beyond: Episode 283

A dev from Dust 514 swings by to catch us up on the game, the boys discuss Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Goldfarb does his best to creep out the room. Plus, Zeus is in PlayStation All-Stars? What the eff?

Mar 05, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 282

Ryan Clements is not longer with us... OR WILL HE FOREVER BE WITH US?! Find out as we talk about PS4 and whatnot.

Feb 27, 2013
Podcast Beyond, Episode 281

The PlayStation 4 is real. Holy crap.

Feb 21, 2013
Podcast Beyond: Episode 280

We're about one week away from the PlayStation event in New York City. The Beyond boys think it's the PlayStation 4's debut, and today, they dive into what Sony needs to do if PlayStation is going to win the next generation. Join us on the journey -- it features Scott Lowe!

Feb 12, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 279

The boys are Goldfarb-less, but they still tackle Sony breaking up with the PlayStation All-Stars Developer, the Sly Cooper review, and Killzone Vita!

Feb 06, 2013
Podcast Beyond: The (Probable) PS4 Event

For only the second time ever, it's an EMERGENCY Podcast Beyond! The boys assemble to delve into this "Future of PlayStation" event, discuss rumors, makes predictions, and answer your questions!

Feb 02, 2013
Podcast Beyond: Episode 277

The Beyond boys ride again! This week, the team tackles The Last of Us versus The Walking Dead: The Game, the next Uncharted, and if Quantic Dream's Kara demo is becoming Singularity

Jan 29, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 276

Stephanie Lee joins the Beyond boys to talk IGN All-Stars, PS4 waiting for the next Xbox, and the great debate over the next PlayStation controller. Get hyped!

Jan 22, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 275

Colin reviewed the crap out of Ni No Kuni, so he takes your questions. Then, Greg talks about DC Universe Online, we pitch the Goldfarb dating game, and Clements gets a new nickname.

Jan 17, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 274

It's the boys' annual PlayStation prediction show followed by the audio-only podcast you love. What's in the extended cut? Well, discussion about the next PlayStation and Xbox, talk of THQ's demise, and more prognosticating about the death of Clements and Greg taking his son as a godchild.

Jan 08, 2013
Podcast Beyond: Episode 273

We're a day late thanks to the New Year, but Beyond goes on. Today, the No. 1 PlayStation podcast on the Internet talks about the "outrage" over Tomb Raider's multiplayer, the death of the PlayStation 2, and why Colin used to rubber band a magnet to his head.

Jan 03, 2013
Podcast Beyond Episode 272

Merry Christmas, y'all! Rather than spend time with our families, the Podcast Beyond boys got together at the PlayStation Home, made a holiday dinner, and recorded a show. They discuss Journey vs. The Unfinished Swan vs. The Walking Dead, Goldfarb sings, and Colin does dishes mid-show. Bask in the fried turkey glow with us.

Dec 26, 2012
Podcast Beyond Episode 271

If you didn't know, Persona 4 Golden is awesome. So, for the first part of the world's No. 1 PlayStation podcast, Beyond is all about ramen and Shadows. Then, Colin shows up and the team talks about Mega Man, Vita vs. 3DS and more.

Dec 18, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Episode 270

The entire Beyond crew is together today to talk to you about Phantom Pain really being Metal Gear, the non-news of The Last of Us multiplayer, and what got nominated for IGN's Best of PlayStation 2012 awards. 

Dec 11, 2012
Podcast Beyond Episode 269

It's time for another (late) episode of the Internet's No. 1 PlayStation podcast. Today, Colin runs through the news, Greg is deemed the Augustus Gloop of cancer, and Clements explains why The Walking Dead: The Game's gameplay doesn't do it for him.

Dec 07, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Vita's 2013 and Ratchet's Latest

The Beyond boys are back -- a bit late -- and talking about Vita's 2013 lineup. On top of that, Greg shares his first impressions of Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. BEYOND!

Dec 01, 2012
Podcast Beyond Episode 267: PlayStation All-Stars

Sweet sassy PwamCider! PlayStation All-Stars is out and reviewed, so Beyond's spending the whole episode discussing SuperBot's baby. We talk strategies, compare to Smash Brothers, and answer you questions. Pull up a chair and enjoy!

Nov 21, 2012
Podcast Beyond Episode 266

PlayStation. Does the word send a chill down your spine? Does it caress your senses with wave upon wave of irresistible pleasure? No? Do you like PlayStation? Then you're certainly in the right place. Welcome to Podcast Beyond, your link to the IGN crew that pushes news, opinions and utter hilarity straight to your ears (and subsequently, your brain).

Today, IGN's PlayStation podcast tackles the first wave of PlayStation Plus content for the PlayStation Vita, all the Black Ops news, and why Colin's missing.

Nov 13, 2012
Podcast Beyond: LBP Karting's Breakdown

LittleBigPlanet Karting is out, and I -- Greg -- don't think it's that good. Listen to me talk about it with the Podcast Beyond crew! Colin, Goldfarb and Clements go over this and THQ's financials in IGN's PlayStation podcast.

Nov 06, 2012
Podcast Beyond Episode 264

It's a huge day with Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation both getting reviewed on IGN, so the PlayStation podcast grabs an experienced crew to weigh in on the titles. What does IGN's Historical Expert Colin Moriarty think of the game? What does IGN's Vodka Expert Brian Altano think of the game? Why doesn't Goldfarb even bother to show up? Find out!

Oct 30, 2012
Podcast Beyond Episode 263

There's a whole bunch of stuff shoved into today's show, so let's hit the big stuff. Ian Dallas from The Unfinished Swan comes by to chat, the boys compare 2012's games to 2013's lineup, and the team comes up with 15 Wii titles on the fly.

Oct 23, 2012
Podcast Beyond Episode 261

TWO BEYONDS IN ONE WEEK?! Yes, even though we posted the normal show earlier, we now have the audio from the live Podcast Beyond at New York Comic-Con. Come listen (or watch) as He Only Does Everything Colin Moriarty and Powerhouse (AKA Ryan Clements) entertain a crowd of hundreds in the Big Apple.


Oct 19, 2012
Podcast Beyond Episode 262.mp3

Colin, Goldfarb and myself are back in the same room and ready to engage in the No. 1 PlayStation Podcast on the 'net! Today, the team tackles layoffs at Starhawk developer LightBox Interactive, where BioShock Infinite is, and how we interface with you. Powerhouse (AKA Ryan Clements) was too good to show up. Boo him.

Oct 18, 2012
Podcast Beyond: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Looks Dope
The devs get interviewed and Colin gets excited.
Oct 02, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Greg Almost Killed a Frenchman
And other PlayStation stories.
Sep 25, 2012
Podcast Beyond: The PS3 Slim-Slim and You
The No. 1 PlayStation Podcast delves into Sony's TGS showing.
Sep 20, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Metal Gear Mania
The boys talk about the best Metal Gear and the future of the series.
Sep 11, 2012
Podcast Beyond: The Final Fantasy Argument
The boys get heated.
Sep 05, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Give Us Final Fantasy Tactics 2
Do it, or Colin's going to hurt someone.
Aug 28, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Why MGS4 Isn't on the Top 25 List
The IGN PlayStation Team explains all.
Aug 21, 2012
Podcast Beyond: PlayStation Gamescom Recap
Today was huge for Sony. Here's why.
Aug 14, 2012
Podcast Beyond: PS4 Needs to Be Out First
Oh, and Craig Harris returns to IGN!
Aug 07, 2012
Podcast Beyond 250: PlayStation Video Extravaganza
The boys celebrate the milestone in a big fat video podcast.
Aug 01, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Final Fantasy Versus XIII's Un-cancellation
Who knows what to think anymore?!
Jul 24, 2012
Reflecting on Five Years at IGN: Podcast Beyond
Clements and Colin celebrate in style.
Jul 17, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Everything Dust 514, Beta Deets
The boys tell you how to get in the game.
Jul 10, 2012
Podcast Beyond: The Butterfly Effect Spoilercast
What are games?
Jul 03, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Remaking Final Fantasy VII
Plus Vita chatter, lots of news and plenty of your reader mail.
Jun 27, 2012
Podcast Beyond: LEGO Batman Trophies, Vita Talk
Holy Platinum pace, listener.
Jun 19, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Metal Gear Vita's Double Trophies
Two big Vita games hit on one big Tuesday.
Jun 13, 2012
E3 2012: Podcast Beyond and a Sony President
It's our annual Shuhei Yoshida show!
Jun 08, 2012
Podcast Beyond Epsiode 242
The PlayStation Team's E3 predictions.
May 31, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Infamous 2's Cole Invades IGN
Eric Ladin talks Sucker Punch, The Killing and breaking NDAs about unreleased games.
May 25, 2012
The Last of Us Podcast
Beyond rants and raves about the new trailer, gameplay demo and future of Naughty Dog's title.
May 18, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Who Should Review Resistance Vita?
The boys let you decide.
May 11, 2012
Podcast Beyond: God of War Meets Call of Duty
Two big franchises get big announcements.
May 03, 2012
Podcast Beyond Talks PlayStation All-Stars
It's time for a Battle Royale.
Apr 28, 2012
Will Kratos Yell in God of War: Ascension?
The Podcast Beyond boys debate!
Apr 20, 2012
Podcast Beyond: GOWIV Talk, Win Plants vs. Zombies
We have it all.
Apr 13, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Good News, Bad News
Struggles and triumphs, friends. Struggles and triumphs.
Apr 05, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Let's Talk PlayStation 4
Is the rumor of PS4 -- codenamed 'Orbis' -- all it's cracked up to be?
Mar 29, 2012
Podcast Beyond: 2012 and... Beyond
Charting PlayStation's future, and saving money on Final Fantasy.
Mar 23, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Mass Effect 3 Madness
The internet boils over the Mass Effect 3 ending. We discuss.
Mar 16, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Kara, Kara, Kara
Quantic Dream's tech demo has our full attention.
Mar 10, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Assassin's Creed III, Cup Hands
A late in the day podcast means gibberish is incoming.
Mar 02, 2012
IGN Loves/Ignores/Wants the PlayStation Vita
Seven editors share their handheld stories on Podcast Beyond.
Feb 24, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Last Guardian Woes
The long-awaited project seems troubled.
Feb 17, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Vita Approacheth
Sony's next portable shines in the distance. And... the Tester!?
Feb 10, 2012
Podcast Beyond: The Used Games Debate
Your response to last week's show.
Feb 03, 2012
Podcast Beyond: End of Resistance?
Insomniac leaves the famous shooter series.
Jan 27, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Games We Want
Salivating over 2012's most exciting games.
Jan 19, 2012
Podcast Beyond: Amy, and 2012
The worst game of 2012... so far.
Jan 12, 2012
How to Save the PlayStation Vita
With Japanese sales lagging, the Podcast Beyond crew lays out a plan of action.
Jan 05, 2012
Everything You Need to Know About PlayStation Vita
One podcast answers all your burning questions about the Sony portable.
Dec 22, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Last Guardian, Where Are You?
Considering the fate of Sony's long-awaited exclusive.
Dec 16, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The Last of Us
Will you survive the end of the world?
Dec 09, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Zombie Blognak Returns
Jeff from the PlayStation Blog stops by to say hi.
Dec 01, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The Fireside Chats III
Pull up a chair. Talk PlayStation with us.
Nov 23, 2011
Uncharted 3 Spoilercast
We talk about every plot point, character and cliffhanger in Drake's Deception.
Nov 21, 2011
Podcast Beyond: PS3 Birthday
Happy Birthday, PS3! What better way to celebrate than with Skyrim?
Nov 18, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Uncharted 3 Sales, MW3 Musings
We break down Drake's domination and Call of Duty's review event.
Nov 10, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Win Uncharted 3 Special Edition
It's a show full of PlayStation goodies.
Nov 03, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Why Uncharted 3 Got a 10
IGN's PlayStation Team answers questions about the Drake's Deception Review. No spoilers.
Oct 28, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Naughty Dog in the House
The Uncharted developers give the inside info on Drake's adventures.
Oct 21, 2011
NYCC: Podcast Beyond Live
We talk PlayStation in front of hundreds of fans. There was even a Lara Croft cosplayer.
Oct 15, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Rage or Dark Souls?
On a budget? The crew helps you pick the best game out this week.
Oct 06, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The Busy Season is Upon Us
My God. That's a lot of games.
Sep 29, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Tons of PlayStation News
So much game goodness, you won't know what to do with yourself.
Sep 22, 2011
Resistance 3 Spoilercast
We brought in Insomniac's creative director to answer your questions.
Sep 21, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The TGS Show
IGN's PlayStation podcast talks Tokyo and takes your calls.
Sep 15, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Resistance 3 Cometh
Insomniac's latest gets dissected by IGN's PlayStation podcast.
Sep 08, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Debating the Top 25 PS3 Games
We made a list. You sent us opinions. Here's our response.
Sep 01, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The Pre-PAX Edition
Greg is away. But the Beyond Boys soldier on without him.
Aug 25, 2011
Gamescom: Podcast Beyond's PlayStation Report
Cole's a vampire and the Vita rocks Germany.
Aug 18, 2011
Podcast Beyond: PS3 Exclusives vs. Gears of War 3
Podcast Beyond makes a dangerous bet.
Aug 12, 2011
Podcast Beyond Episode 200
Now with a live studio audience!
Aug 10, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Vita or 3DS?
Will the Nintendo 3DS price drop affect sales of the Vita?
Jul 29, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Battlefield 3
The destruction of war and blackness of death... and space tigers!
Jul 22, 2011
The Catherine Podcast
Podcast Beyond tackles Atlus' take on love, lust and sheep.
Jul 15, 2011
Podcast Beyond: PSN Pass Dilemma
Are online multiplayer codes the way of the future?
Jul 07, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The Uncharted 3 Beta
The boys talk Drake's Deception. Plus, Jim really loves Dark Souls.
Jun 30, 2011
Podcast Beyond: See Us Live
Episode 200 is right around the corner, and we want to celebrate with you.
Jun 24, 2011
Infamous 2 Spoilercast
We talking endings, enemies and Cole's uncertain future.
Jun 20, 2011
Podcast Beyond: E3 Aftermath
The dust has settled. Here are our thoughts on PlayStation's show.
Jun 16, 2011
E3 2011: Podcast Beyond and a Sony President
We wrap up E3 with PlayStation Powerhouse Shuhei Yoshida.
Jun 10, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Infamous 2, E3 Talk
The boys are preparing for a week of new game goodness.
Jun 02, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The Voice of Infamous 2
Cole MacGrath is here to answer your questions.
May 27, 2011
Podcast Beyond 189: Comedy Gold!
L.A. Noire chat and some old friends.
May 20, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The PSN Lives!
Sony's network is back. Let's party.
May 15, 2011
Podcast Beyond: PSN Crisis - Day 22
We're starting to crack.
May 12, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Game of the Year (It's Never Too Early)
We still have seven months to go, but that won't stop our predictions.
May 05, 2011
PSN Down: Podcast Beyond
We bring you up to speed on the latest outage news and where the PSN goes from here.
Apr 28, 2011
Podcast Beyond: PSN Fail
The latest on the PlayStation Network crisis.
Apr 27, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Portal 2 Rules, Mortal Kombat Drools
It's a smorgasbord of PlayStation opinions.
Apr 21, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Infamous 2 and SOCOM 4
We talk superheroes, soldiers, and Sharktopuses.
Apr 14, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Duke Nukem Offends (Most of) Us
Should it?
Apr 07, 2011
Podcast Beyond: SOE Layoffs, Dynasty Warriors Fallout
The PlayStation podcast tackles the big stuff... and what would happen if one of them became a hamster.
Mar 31, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Free SOCOM 4 Beta Codes
Listen to the show for your chance to shoot people in the head.
Mar 24, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Win Uncharted 3 DLC
We have the exclusive from PAX East, and we're giving it to you.
Mar 18, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Killzone for the Win
We chat about The Last Guardian and unveil the Killzone winners.
Mar 10, 2011
Podcast Beyond: GDC Diary 2011
We're live and drunk from every party at this year's show.
Mar 04, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Win Killzone 3 Helghast Edition
We're giving away the version you can't buy in stores.
Feb 25, 2011
Podcast Beyond: DCUO Lockdown
We're giving away games and talking PlayStation.
Feb 18, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Activision Attacks
Guitar Hero and True Crime are dead, so we dance on the graves.
Feb 11, 2011
The Killzone 3 Podcast
The Beyond boys sound off on Sony's Helghast invasion.
Feb 03, 2011
Podcast Beyond: PSP2, NGP and You
We've got all the details on Sony's new portable.
Jan 27, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Who Will Review Infamous 2?
The boys are back and debating 2011's toughest call.
Jan 20, 2011
Podcast Beyond: DC Universe, Free Astro Headphones
Want a sweet audio setup?
Jan 14, 2011
Podcast Beyond: The LBP 2 Show
Sackboy impressions and questions merge with car accident jokes.
Jan 06, 2011
Podcast Beyond: Dead Space 2, LBP 2 and Trophies
Get the hell out of my house, 2010!
Dec 30, 2010
Podcast Beyond: "I Don't like Girls with Fat Asses"
A star-studded cast discusses all things PS3... and butts.
Dec 23, 2010
Podcast Beyond: 2011 - Year of PS3
Uncharted 3, Infamous 2, Killzone 3, and the list goes on.
Dec 16, 2010
Podcast Beyond: Uncharted 3 and PSP 2 Bombshells
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Dec 10, 2010
Podcast Beyond: Arsenic Bacteria's Favorite Show
Another life form? Big deal, we have Dead Nation.
Dec 02, 2010
Podcast Beyond: The Art of Relaxation
Call of Duty: Black Ops and more on The Fireside Chats II.
Nov 24, 2010
Podcast Beyond: Veronica Belmont Strikes
The host of Qore steps off the PlayStation Network and into the studio.
Nov 18, 2010